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Rental assistance Missouri.

Charities and government agencies in Missouri administer rental and housing assistance programs for the low-income, elderly, disabled, and those facing some form of short term difficulty. Each of the programs has various criteria that need to be met by applicants, with a focus on helping tenants facing eviction. Get information on each of the programs that help with rent in Missouri below..

There are statewide and local resources for low-income families. Qualified applications will get emergency rental assistance as well as long term support in some cases. In addition, some non-profits or government agencies will help with deposits or coordinate free legal aid to tenants. This is in addition to any funds to pay back rent or first months rent expense.

Help with rent payments in MO from charities or the government

  • Community Action Rent Grants - Low-income tenants Missouri may be able to qualify for short term rent assistance, mortgage payments and/or utility bill assistance. The resources may be able to provide low to moderate income persons with various forms of financial support, including for rental costs. More on financial help from Missouri community action.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, which is the local version of the federal government HUD funded housing and rent assistance program. Families, including the low-income, single mom or dad run homes, veterans or others will get a monthly voucher to help them with their rent. This tends to focus on very low income families and those on the verge of poverty. The Public Housing Authorities in Missouri will pay a portion of the tenants’s rent through vouchers and certificates.  Find Missouri section 8 housing choice vouchers.
  • Supportive Housing For The Elderly, also known as Section 202 from DHSS. This provides emergency rental subsidies, low-income apartments and other assistance for low income seniors. Their spouses will also be eligible. In addition to rent and low income housing, some of the other forms of housing support activities include transportation, cleaning, or even cooking. Locate how to get low-income senior citizen housing.
  • Rent assistance from eviction prevention in Missouri – ESG grants are another rental assistance program for the low income who are either homeless or close to eviction. In order to meet the HUD definition of homelessness in the state of Missouri, an applicant to homeless prevention - rent help must be sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation; sleeping in an emergency homeless shelter; or they need to be currently living in a transitional housing facility for homeless persons. Rent assistance to pay for low income housing as well as apartments can also be offered for people who lived in an institution (such as an in-patient treatment facility) for less than 30 days. Find emergency help for families facing eviction in MO.





  • Supportive Housing in Missouri For Persons With DisabilitiesSection 811 – Another rent subsidy program for low income individuals over the age of 18. Services can help them live independently and also access various support services. Continue with disability benefits for adults in Missouri.
  • Free legal services - There are lawyers, attorneys, and paralegals that give free legal aid to low-come families. There is eviction defense, help in applying for and completing applications to rent assistance programs, landlord-tenant mediation services and more. More on Missouri free lawyers.

Local Missouri rent assistance programs

Each city and county in Missouri has their own local emergency rental assistance programs. The assistance will range from financial help to free lawyers, housing vouchers for an apartment, or moving assistance as well. Select a county/city in Missouri for more details on rent payment help. These organizations

Emergency rent relief is available in local communities. Select a city or county below for information on places to apply at for immediate financial help for housing needs in MN. Grant money, loans, housing choice vouchers and more may be offered to people facing eviction in Minnesota, low-income families and/or the homeless.

Jefferson County

Kansas City and nearby counties

Platte County

Springfield and Columbia County Mo

St. Charles County

St. Louis City and County


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