Finding Rental Housing
You're just beginning the search for a place to rent. You want to make sure the place you choose will meet your needs and is safe for you and your family. Perhaps, most importantly, you want to find a place that you can afford.
Finding affordable rental housing can be difficult for lower income families. There is an increasing demand for the limited number of housing units available. Often housing agencies and subsidized apartment developments have long waiting lists. Be patient, be flexible, and check all sources.
Sources for Affordable Rental Housing:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit: federal tax credit program, and additional programs, managed by Missouri Housing Development Commission provides funding for affordable apartments throughout Missouri.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the management office.
USDA Rural Development: provides subsidies to privately-owned apartments in rural areas.
Search currently available rental housing in Missouri through SocialServe.com - a multi-agency website for finding affordable housing online
Search for housing for Seniors - SNAPforSeniors provides the most current and comprehensive database of all licensed senior housing in the U.S.
Get help finding housing for individuals with disabilities - from the Centers for Independent Living in Missouri