Eviction Prevention

The RRT is committed to providing tenants, landlords, and social service agencies the resources they need to ensure everyone in the St. Louis region can stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Check out the resource links below for more eviction prevention resources for tenants, landlords, and social service. Information about rental assistance events, financial resources, legal options available, mediation, utility assistance and more.

Financial Resources

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

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

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.