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At this time the SAFHR Program is no longer accepting applications for Rental Assistance

Financial Support for Missouri Renters Impacted by COVID19.
Struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic?  Missouri State Assistance For Housing Relief (SAFHR) may be able to help.  See below to learn more and find out how to apply online.

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*The SAHFR Program is funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L.  No. 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020) (the “Act”) and provided to the State of Missouri from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for emergency rental assistance.  This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA-2101112507 awarded to Missouri Department of Economic Development of the Treasury.  The Missouri Housing Development Commission is administering this project on behalf of the Missouri Department of Economic Development,

What help does SAFHR for Renters provide?

Provides rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri
residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covers up to a total of 12 months of rent and utility bills,
back to April 2020 and for up to 3 months in the future.

Utilities include gas, electric, water, sewage/waste
water, fuel (propane, wood, etc.) and trash.

Money is paid directly to landlord or utility company.

Am I eligible for SAFHR for Renters?

You must be a resident of the state of Missouri, and
a renter at your current or previous address.

At least one member of your household must be
financially impacted – directly or indirectly – as a result
of the COVID-19 pandemic. This could mean someone
in your household has lost a job, had reduced pay, or
incurred significant COVID-related expenses. You must
be at risk of losing your housing or having your utilities
shut of due to this financial hardship.

Your income must not exceed 80% of your Area Median
Income (AMI). This is determined by your county and
your household size. You can determine if you meet the
income requirements by viewing the SAFHR income
ranges worksheet at

Financial Assistance is here...APPLY NOW!!

Apply online at

Applications are open now!*

If you can not apply online or
need help with your application,
please call

Moving Upward Housing Services at:



or email us:

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