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Missouri COVID Rental Assistance

Are you a Missouri Renter financially impacted by COVID-19?

You may be eligible for rent and utility payment relief, paid directly to your landlord or utility company.

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There's no rush to apply! SAFHR for Renters will continue accepting applications into 2023 - SAFHR is dedicated to keeping Missourians safe in their homes, and funding remains available.

Scheduled system maintenance:
Saturday, October 1st - Sunday, October 16th
New application submissions will not be accepted until  maintenance concludes on Monday, October 17th. 

Apply now in as little as 15 minutes:


Have these ready:

  • A copy of your lease

  • Photo ID

  • Past-due rent statement(s)

  • Utility bill(s)



Check your income with our interactive tool >>



Go to the Application Portal >>

Note: Beginning November 1, 2021, the SAFHR program will no longer issue payment to pre-paid cards or payment apps.  All payments must be issued to a valid personal or business checking account or by check.  The SAFHR program is committed to providing assistance to those in need, so please contact us if your circumstances don't allow for these payment methods.


Have questions about the required documentation, income limits, or anything else?  You're in the right place.

What is SAFHR?

The State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) for Renters program provides rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Am I eligible?

You are likely eligible if you are a Missouri renter with income at or below 80% of your Area Median Income (AMI).

More Info

Read the full program materials, with detailed information on documentation and information required.

Complete our checklist of required information, and complete the application.  Applications are open now.