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Housing and Rental Assistance

If you are receiving services from a mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence or veteran's service, check with your case manager about possible funds for rent assistance.

Agape House

810 East High Jefferson City, MO 65101

Services: Area Served: Jefferson City. Provides overnight lodging for family and friends visiting inmates in area prisons. Also provides family reunification support.

Callaway Villa 
211 W Simon Blvd Holts Summit, MO 65043-2613

Services: Affordable housing community that provides low to moderate income households with reduced rent through LIHTC.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri: Housing & Financial Counseling
2201 West Main, P.O. Box 104626, Jefferson City, MO 65110
(573) 635-7719 Fax: (573) 635-7721
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm

This program offers education and counseling for those who struggle financially to help them achieve long-term prosperity. Our goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility, and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies.

Cedar Ridge Apartments 
4904 Charm Ridge Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109

Services: Affordable housing community that provides low to moderate income households with reduced rent through LIHTC.

Chapel Hill Commons 
3521 Chapel Hill Road Jefferson City, MO 65109
205 Rock Beacon Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Services: Affordable housing community that provides low to moderate income households with reduced rent through LIHTC.

Central Missouri Community Action - Cole County Family Resource Office
1109 South West Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65109            
573-443-8706 ext. 1050

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm Services: Early Head Start, Head Start, emergency energy services, family support services, employment & training services, computers available for developing resumes, foster grandparent services, Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly section 8 rental assistance), housing developments and home weatherization.

Fresh Start Sober Living in Columbia
Serving all counties 
573-489-4640 Call between 10am-2pm Monday-Friday

Sober living is a type of group housing. All tenants are involved in substance abuse recovery programs.Tenants are provided an alcohol, drug, and violence-free environment to aid in their path to restoration. All properties are located on bus routes and with-in walking/biking distance from downtown district, treatment centers, business districts, 12-step meetings, employment placement agencies, and social service centers. 
Bedrooms include bed, dresser, WiFi, TV with cable, desk and chair, nightstand, bed linens, bath towels and a box fan. Fresh start can also accomodate Home Plans for those being released by the Dept. of Corrections. 

Halo Home
3519 Bennett Lane Jefferson City MO 65101       

The HALO Home provides housing for up to 24 month to pregnant, parenting, and non-parenting youth ages 16-21 years old who are in homeless or high-risk situations. HALO defines homeless youth as, “minors who are not involved in the foster care system and cannot live with their biological parents due to situations such as: parents being incarcerated, addicts, physically or emotionally abusive, who take no physical or financial responsibility for their children, or parenting teens who are not welcome to in their parents’ home due to financial burdens or religious beliefs”

Jefferson City Housing Authority 
1040 Myrtle Avenue Jefferson City, MO 65102             
573-635-6163 ext. 200 Fax: 573-635-9680 

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am -4:30pm Services: Section 8 and Public Housing Eligibility: low income, elderly or disabled. 

Missouri Attorney General's Office (Landlord Tenant Law)
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High Street, P.O. Box 899 Jefferson City, MO 65102 
573-751-3321  Fax: 573-751-0774

Missouri Emergency Rental Arrears Program

The state of Missouri’s new rental assistance program using funding through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was passed by Congress in December 2020. On February 11, 2021 Governor Parson signed HB 16 into law, which provides more than $324 million in funding for rental and utility assistance for Missourians. Missouri Housing Development Commission will administer this funding under the State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) program
Missouri Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP) is a separate program from above using  ESG-CV funding authorized through the CARES Act.  This program is open to landlords seeking rental arrears for qualified tenants. 

New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc.
2013 William Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.) New Horizons assists adults with disabling mental illnesses as well as adults with co-occurring substance use disorders. Services: Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program which includes Community Support, Healthcare Home, Medication Services, Crisis Intervention and Resolution, Counseling Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (day program), and Residential Services. New Horizons is a nonprofit corporation certified by the MO Dept. of Mental Health and accredited by CARF.
Eligibility: Adults residing in Cole County with severe and persistent mental illness.
Funding: Dept. of Mental Health, Medicaid, and Medicare.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-833-3915.
Intake Procedures: Phone, walk-in, or by referral to get a screening appointment.
New Horizons owns and operates the following Residential Facilities in Cole County:
Melody House Residential Care Facility- an 8-bed facility licensed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services located at 3031 South Ten Mile Drive, Jefferson City, MO. Rooms are single-occupancy. Melody House residents are provided with room, board, routine care, twenty-four hour per day staff supervision, and full Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services.
Richard Walz Apartments- a 9 apartment facility located at 1313 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO. The residents lease their own apartments and have twenty-four hour per day staff supervision and full Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services.
Warren Scott Apartments- a 14 apartment facility located at 2021 William Street, Jefferson City, MO. The residents lease their own apartments and have staff supervision on site daily and Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services, based on need.
The programmatic goals of the Houses facilities include the following: assisting the resident to become more functionally independent, teaching daily living skills, shaping more appropriate behaviors, improving interpersonal relationships, stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and utilizing community resources. When residents have developed the skills necessary to live more independently, New Horizons assists them in moving to a new environment.
Contact New Horizons for more information and eligibility.

Pathways Apartments (Russell B. Holt Apartments)
3415 N. Ten Mile Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109

The complex, Russell B. Holt apartments, is an eight-unit, affordable, supportive housing complex for low income people who are homeless, with an emphasis on those affected by disability.

River City Habitat for Humanity 
1420 Creek Trail Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109             
573-635-8439 Fax 573-635-2106

Services: River City Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit Christian ministry working in partnership with low income families to improve their living conditions with decent, affordable housing.

St. Raymond's

Headquarters Location: 308 East High St. , Suite 207, Jefferson City, MO 65101           


It is our desire to help clients grow spiritually, as we believe faith and a strong relationship with God are the foundation upon which all areas of life could and should be built.  We are committed to honoring each client's spiritual journey by encouraging and facilitating a partnership with a mentor who will support client's spiritual development and connection with a local church home of the client's choosing. Staff and monthly reviews monitor progress, provide additional motivation and support goal setting.  With an average stay of 4 months, this home-like setting allows mothers to focus on their families' future and make lasting, positive changes.  Currently, we have Houses in Jefferson City, Columbia and Rolla, MO.

The Healing House
1418 West Main Street, Jefferson City MO 65101

The Healing House is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian recovery ministry designed to help women recover from a hopeless state of mind and body.

USDA Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans and Guaranteed Loans
Central Missouri Community Action 
573-443-8706, ext. 1040

USDA Rural Development’s Section 502 Direct Loan Program provides a path to homeownership for low, very-low, and moderate income families living in rural areas (outside the Jefferson City limits) to make affordable homeownership a reality (a family of 4 can make up to $60,500 in Cole County). This program assists moderate, low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.  No down payment is required. Payment assistance is a type of subsidy that reduces the mortgage payment, and the amount of assistance is determined by the adjusted family income.

Weathered Rock Apartments
833 Weathered Rock RD, Jefferson City MO 65101

Services: 40 unit affordable housing community that provides low to moderate income households with reduced rent through LIHTC. 

Welcome Home Inc. (Veterans)
2120 Bus. Loop 70E, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-8001  Resident's phone (573) 449-9041   Fax: (573) 449-5080
Hours: Office: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F)- Hours vary depending on the director’s schedule

Services: Food, shelter, case management, Rapid Rehousing, VETS work employment services, transitional housing, crisis intervention and emergency assistance. 
Eligibility: Any homeless veteran may apply
Fee: none