SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The State Assisted Housing Assistance Program (SAFHR) for renters and landlords says new applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
According to the Missouri Housing Development Commission, the reason for the waiting list is that the SAFHR program has more requests than available funds.
MHDC says Missouri will join more than 25 states that have distributed Emergency Rental Assistance funding for housing stability provided by the federal government. According to its website, eligible Missouri tenants need help with rent and utilities that are past due or up to three months behind. must apply.
“The SAFHR program was designed to provide temporary emergency relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years later, more than $600 million in federal stimulus funds have helped more than 100,000 applicants and prevented more than 75,000 households from eviction. SAFHR staff is grateful to have been able to help so many thousands of households, and while the application portal will be closed, tenants with additional needs can find help by calling 211 to find a local nonprofit that provides assistance through MHDC. many other programs. In addition, the Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion (HSED) program will continue to operate to assist households with active eviction filings with legal assistance and case management,” according to the MHDC website.
For other questions or more information, call 833-541-1599, email [email protected] or visit mhdc.com.
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