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SAFHR Program Details

The State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) Program provides rent and utility assistance for households who have been impacted by COVID-19.

 

Eligible tenants can apply for financial assistance to be paid directly to their landlord or utility provider. Financial assistance includes rent and utility arrears for the period beginning April 2020 and up to 3 months of forward rent and prepaid fuel utility assistance.

 

The tenant must not owe any rental arrears for any months beginning April 1, 2020 or must have included a request to clear the arrears in the SAFHR application in order to apply for forward rent assistance.  In order to receive utility assistance, tenants must have an invoice from the utility provider to support the request. Total assistance any tenant receives through SAFHR cannot exceed a period of 12 months.

SAFHR PROGRAM Brochure
The brochure provides an overview of the program and is suitable for printing and distribution.
SAFHR PROGRAM PRESENTATION
This presentation from February 4, 2021 provides information on the funding source, eligibility, and the SAFHR Program phases.
Frequently Asked Questions
APPLICATION PACKET
The Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief Program Application Packet is a comprehensive guide to the SAFHR program. The packet includes:
  • An overview of the SAFHR program and eligibility
  • Information on the application process
Updated 8.30.21
APPLICATION WORKSHEET
The Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief Program Application Worksheet can be used to gather all of the required information to complete a SAFHR application. Tenants should complete the worksheet to ensure they have all of the information needed for a SAFHR application.
Updated 8.30.21

MORE INFO FOR RESIDENTS OF SPECIAL LOCALES

If you're a resident of Clay County, Greene County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, Kansas City, or St. Louis City, you should still apply for SAFHR through this site. 

But, these locales may also have programs for their residents.  Take a look at the site for your area below.

Funding information can be found here.