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Rental Assistance Events

Financial Resources

Legal Resources

Utility Resources

Mediation Resources

Flyers and Additional Resources

Rental Assistance Events

St. Louis City

Rental Assistance Clinics

The City of St. Louis is hosting in-person rental assistance clinics for City residents. Appointments are not required.

Horizon Housing (3001 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118)

  • Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Evening clinics are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Wohl Recreation Center (1515 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63113)

  • Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Evening clinics are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Individuals applying for rental assistance should bring a photo ID for the head of household, lease or documentation from their landlord, proof of St. Louis City residency and proof of financial hardship due to COVID-19. Tenants may self-attest in regards to income loss if documentation is not available.

Applicants who already have a pending application should not open another at a walk-in clinic and instead should call 2-1-1 to check on its status.

St. Louis County

Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Library Outreach Hours and Community Support Locations

St. Louis County Government Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in collaboration with St. Louis County Libraries, St. Patrick Center, and Salvation Army will maintain regular scheduled hours at several local libraries.

Participating Library Locations (Walk-ins Welcome)

Bridgeton Trails Branch (3455 McKelvey Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044) – Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Florissant Valley Branch (195 New Florissant Rd. S., Florissant, MO 63135) – Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lewis & Clark Branch (9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63135) – Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Natural Bridge Branch (7606 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121) – Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Weber Road Branch (4444 Weber Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123) – Mondays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Community Support Locations

The Salvation Army Ferguson Empowerment Center (9420 W. Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63135)

  • To schedule an appointment, call 314-439-8306
  • Mondays and Thursdays: Appointments Only
  • Wednesdays: Walk-ins accepted

St. Patrick Center (800 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101)

  • To schedule an appointment, call 314-802-1979 OR 314-802-5482
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays: Appointments Only
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays: Walk-ins accepted

ERAP Applications are to be completed online at https://stlouisco.onlinepha.com/. Please contact the ERAP Call Center with application questions at 314-806-0910. 

Download the flyer here.

Financial Resources

Madison County, IL

Madison County residents can apply for rental assistance as a tenant or landlord. Renters who qualify can receive financial assistance for rent and utility payments.

Apply here: https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/community_development/rent_and_mortgage_assistance.php

If you have questions call Madison County Community Resource Line at 618-296-5300.

Missouri

Missouri renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19 can apply for State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) program funds through Missouri Housing Development Commission. Renters or Landlords can apply for SAFHR. Renters who qualify can receive financial assistance for rent and utility payments.

Apply online at www.mohousingresources.com/safhr or call 833-541-1599.

If you can not apply online or need help with your application, please call 833-541-1599 or email: mo.safhr@mhdc.com.

St. Louis County, MO

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide back rent and temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a loss of income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, faced significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the St. Louis County to assist in the administration of ERAP and to communicate with applicants and landlords.

Click on the link to apply: https://stlouisco.onlinepha.com

If you have any questions call the Call Center at 314-806-0910, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ERAP Information for Renters

ERAP Information for Landlords and Property Owners

St. Louis City, MO

The City of St. Louis Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA 1) Program is aimed at keeping families in their homes by helping income-eligible renters within the City of St. Louis who are past due in rent or utilities and have suffered financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the link to apply: bit.ly/stlouis-rental-assistance

If you have any questions dial 2-1-1 or call 1-800-427-4626, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Legal Resources

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how to be protected under this CDC’s Anti-Eviction Order, call one of these organizations:

Illinois

Legal Advice & Referral Center

Legal Advice & Referral Center is a division of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid that provides free legal advice to families and individuals in need throughout central and southern Illinois.

For assistance in legal aid, call 877-342-7891.

https://lincolnlegal.org/


Missouri

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri advances justice through legal representation, education and supportive services. They partner with the community to improve lives, promote fairness and create opportunities for those in need.

For assistance in legal aid, call 314-534-4200.
https://lsem.org/

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council (EHOC)

EHOC works to end illegal housing discrimination in the Metropolitan St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois by ensuring equal access to housing and places of public accommodation for all people through education, counseling, investigation, and enforcement. For assistance in legal aid, call 314-534-5800.

In response to the COVID-19 eviction crisis, EHOC created a new Eviction Defense program. Staffed with dedicated eviction defense attorneys, tenant advocates, and support staff, EHOC is providing legal support to eligible tenants facing eviction or risk of eviction in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Tenants must have been impacted by COVID in some way and some income restrictions apply. If you are being evicted or are at risk of eviction, please call EHOC’s Eviction Hotline at 314-534-5800, Option 1.

https://ehocstl.org/

 

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ArchCity Defenders

ArchCity Defenders uses holistic legal advocacy to fight with their clients in court, help families rebuild their lives together, and bring civil rights lawsuits to challenge the direct abuses of the criminal legal system.

For assistance in legal aid, call 314-361-8834.
https://www.archcitydefenders.org/

 

St. Francis Community Services, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry

St. Francis Community Services ​empowers low income and marginalized community members through legal aid, immigrant services and long-term case management.

For legal aid, call 314-977-3993; in Spanish call 314-256-5980.
https://sfcsstl.org/

Utility Resources

Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded utility assistance program. Submit an application in person, by mail, or by fax.

Illinois

Learn more at illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/UtilityBillAssistance/pages/howtoapply.aspx.

Missouri

Learn more at mydss.mo.gov/energy-assistance or call 855-373-4636.

Mediation Resources

St. Louis Mediation Project

The St. Louis Mediation Project is a free program for St. Louis County staffed by trained mediators helping tenants, homeowners, landlords, and lenders solve housing disputes in and out of court. We also assist landlords and tenants apply for rental and utility assistance.

For assistance, call 314-833-0226 or email coordinator@stlmediationproject.org

www.stlmediationproject.org

Flyers and Additional Resources

Read the CDC Order

Download the Resources for Renters Flyer (City of St. Louis)

This flyer is also available in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.