County Homeless Programs
Saint Louis County residents who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis can seek assistance by calling the Emergency Shelter Hotline. The Hotline is a centralized intake and referral system that can be accessed by calling a single number (314-802-5444). The caller is interviewed by an intake specialist, and if in crisis, is referred to either emergency shelter or rent/mortgage/utility assistance. The Hotline is the result of a collaboration between the City of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, who jointly fund the program.
To access homeless services in Saint Louis County, call:
HOMELESS HOTLINE - 314-802-5444 (VOICE)
Toll Free - 1-866-802-7155
For Hearing or Speech Impaired - 314-802-5348 (TTY)
While in shelter, clients work with a case manager who assists them with identification of their issues and problems and plans a course of action that will return them to permanent housing and independence. For individuals and families in need of cash assistance, Saint Louis County contracts with social service agencies to administer rent, mortgage, and utility grants; conduct budgeting classes; teach landlord/tenant responsibilities; identify available, affordable housing; and follow-up with families to prevent housing crisis. Any individual living in shelter is eligible for mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence assessment and/or referral services. Children living in shelter are eligible for educational assessment services and transportation services.
Housing Resources Commission Meeting Minutes
Meeting - April 22, 2014 (doc)
Meeting - Feb 18 2014 (doc)
NOTICE OF FINAL RANKING FOR HUD 2013-2014 COC APPLICATION
The St. Louis County Continuum of Care (CoC) Rank & Review Committee has provided valuable and necessary input for evaluating projects submitted under the CoC Consolidated Plan Application (FY2013-2014) to the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding Homeless Services.
As Lead Agency for the Collaborative Applicant, the Department of Human Services determined final ranking of projects by considering the CoC input as well as the priorities of HUD. The HUD Opening Doors goals place high priority on 1) funding for Beds vs. Supportive Services and 2) high priority on funding for Permanent Housing vs. other housing categories.
The final ranking of projects in response to the 2013-2014 NOFA is as follows:
- Department of Mental Health- Places for People
- Employment Connection- Project Homecoming
- Salvation Army- Homes of Hope
- Salvation Army- Stratford Commons
Notice of Funds Availability for Continuum of Care Program
The documents attached below document the notice of funds availability for the Continuum of Care Program for homeless services.
General Notice of Funding Availability
Notice of Funding Availability - Continuum of Care
Notice of Funding Availability - Technical Correction
Notice of Funding Availability - Technical Correction # 2
Notice of Funding Availability - Environmental Assessment
Posting of Completed HUD FY2013-2014 CoC Application
CoC Consolidated Application