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Help with rent in Springfield Missouri area.

Short term rental assistance is available in the Springfield Missouri area. There are charities that help address housing needs in the counties of Christian, Greene, Webster, and Polk. The agencies, some of which are non-profit and others are government run, issue grants to pay security deposits or back rent, coordinate legal counseling to contest an eviction, and provide other housing support.

What may be offered varies. It will change based on demand, funding levels, and the applicant's exact situation. But the housing programs may include the following:

  • Money to pay for rent, both back as well as first months.
  • Referrals to government grants and vouchers, including section 8 for paying rent and free motel vouchers.
  • Legal aid as well as mediation can be coordinate between landlords and tenants.
  • Transitional housing for people including single moms, veterans, and the elderly.

Other financial aid may be arranged too. As it may go above and beyond paying rental expenses. This is where energy costs, a mortgage, or even lease application fee can be paid in Springfield. If these resources do not work, then find additional eviction prevention programs.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation - Greene County Center
Address is 560A North Stewart
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Main phone - (417) 447-0554
Funding is limited, Based on resources, there may be funds or loans for paying mortgages, rental payments, and more. They also help the tenant find a housing stability program. There are other centers too:

  • Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation - Christian County Neighborhood Center. This office is at 204 East Elm, Ozark, MO 65721, phone (417) 581-7631.
  • The Webster County Neighborhood Center is at 211 North Clay Suite D, Marshfield, Missouri 65706, telephone (417) 859-4589.
  • The Polk County Community Center is at Building 2, Bolivar, MO 65613, (417) 326-6276





1710 East Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Greene County residents can call for details on the rent and financial aid programs available. Dial (417) 869-0563

AIDs Project Of The Ozarks
1901 E Bennett, Suite D
Springfield, MO 65804
Call (800) 743-5767
Tenants and individuals with HIV infection can seek help. Grants help with housing needs (rent, utilities), there are transitional housing programs, medical care, and more.

Salvation Army Polk County Bolivar Service Extension
320 South Market
Bolivar, Missouri 65613
(417) 326-2769
Many social services are offered by this christian church faith group. On occasion, there may be rent help, overnight shelter, programs for single moms, and other resources.

Women In Need
PO Box 4626
Springfield, MO 65808
Telephone: (417) 234-7338
Rent and other short term expenses can be covered. There are also free appliances, furniture for an apartment, and loans for security deposits.

Housing Authority-Springfield
Location is 421 W Madison St # 1
Springfield, MO 65806
Main Phone: (417) 866-4329
This is the public housing authority of Greene County. Public housing, section 8 HUD vouchers, government grants, and other rental programs are coordinated.

Center City Christian Outreach Inc
Address is 418 S. Kimbrough Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65804
(417) 869-2865
There is also one time rent payment assistance, motel vouchers, and transitional housing for domestic violence survivors.

Springfield Office - Missouri Legal Services
809 N. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Call 417-881-0533
Free services include review of lease agreements, eviction defense, and representation in housing court when rent has been unpaid due to issues with the landlord.





Salvation Army Social Services - There may be support for rent, furniture, and other needs, as resources allow. It is limited in Springfield though. Other assistance programs include Recovery Homes, Extreme Heat or Cooling Centers, and Vouchers for Household goods For referrals or current funding, dial 211.

Kitchen, Inc.
Location is 1630 N. Jefferson
Springfield, Missouri, 65803
Phone - (417) 837-1500
The charity only helps veterans and their families. The assistance includes government grants, job programs, housing, and rental assistance from Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Other resources, in addition to rent help, includes legal aid, mortgage assistance for homeowners and more.

Shelters and transitional housing

Ashley House, 2740 East Pythian, Springfield, Missouri 65802, dial (417) 862-9634
The Salvation Army Harbor House is at 636 North Boonville, Springfield, Missouri 65806, telephone (417) 831-3371
Victory Square has an address of 1610 North Broadway, Springfield, MO 65803, call (417) 864-2235

By Jon McNamara

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