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.

Federal Emergency Solution Grant Funding Awards – FY 2016

Request For Proposal

The Saint Louis County Homeless Services Program, Office of Family and Community Services, Department of Human Services Office is requesting proposals for projects and programs that address the need for permanent housing for Saint Louis County individuals and families. The funds must be used for permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing located in Saint Louis County. This is a bonus project under the HUD FY2015 NOFA and has very specific requirements. The Housing First Model must be applied to this project. Proposals are due by October 19, 2015. Please contact Chaunceia Mayfield at (314) 615-5278 with questions.

Request For Proposal (pdf)

Notice of Funding Availability for the 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition

To access homeless services in Saint Louis County, call:


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.

Human Resource Council Agenda

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:


  1. Department of Mental Health- Places for People
  2. Employment Connection- Project Homecoming
  3. Salvation Army- Homes of Hope
  4. Salvation Army- Stratford Commons
Notice of Funds Availability for Continuum of Care Program
Posting of Completed HUD FY2013-2014 CoC Application