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Below is a list of available resources for renters and landlords.
SAFHR Rental Assistance - Closed
The SAFHR rental assistance program is closed to new applications. If you submitted an application before February 1, 2023, check your email often for updates on your application, including requests for you to make corrections to your application. The video tutorial below can help with making corrections.
You can contact SAFHR at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Mediations in St. Louis
If you live in St. Louis, we provide free help to tenants and landlords trying to reach an agreement. We can also assist you with finding rental and utility assistance.
Our mediations can be significantly faster and much more cost effective than filing cases in court.
Finding an Attorney
If the parties are unwilling to try to reach an agreement, they can go to court. The party filing the lawsuit will have to pay a filing fee and arrange for service.
Landlords and renters can hire private attorneys. Renters who cannot afford an attorney can reach out to legal aid organizations.
Find a private attorney
Contact a legal aid group
If you need help finding affordable housing, especially places that accept housing vouchers, AffordableHousing.com allows you to search by zip code and view available units on a map.
You can apply for utility assistance through the rental assistance programs on this page. You can also apply for help at these organizations:
St. Louis County
St. Louis City
The statewide SAFHR for Homeowners program can provide mortgage assistance.
Facing eviction and financial challenges is an extremely stressful situation. Beyond seeking assistance from the programs above, talking about your circumstances with a professional can be very helpful for your mental health. You can call Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) 24/7 for crisis support and counseling at 1-800-811-4760.
You can see a list of other resources in the St. Louis area online at startherestl.org. You can also call 211.
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