Today, the City of St. Louis announced the schedule and locations of in-person rental assistance for residents, as 3,000 pending eviction cases are on the city’s roll. The events come after a call last week for volunteers and the payment of aid directly to tenants.

“Keeping families in their homes and off the streets plays a key role in helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our communities safe,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. “MP Cori Bush has fought to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, and we are deploying our resources quickly to ensure families receive the support they need.”

Walk-in clinics will prioritize people facing immediate eviction. In-person clinics will be held Monday through Saturday at the following locations starting Wednesday August 11:

Horizon Housing
3001 Arsenal, Saint-Louis, MO 63118
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am-12pm; evening clinics: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wohl Recreation Center
1515 N Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63113
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am-12pm; evening clinics: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Applicants who provide the required documents at the time of application will receive assistance more quickly. People applying for rental assistance must bring photo ID of the head of the household, a lease or landlord documents, proof of residence in St. Louis City, and proof of financial hardship due to COVID- 19. Tenants can self-certify with respect to loss of income if documentation is not available. Applicants who already have a pending application should not open another at a walk-in clinic and instead should call 2-1-1 to verify its status.

The updated US Treasury guidelines will allow funds to go directly to tenants if their landlord is unwilling to participate in emergency rent assistance. In its second quarter report from April 2021 to June 2021 to the US Treasury on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), the City of St. Louis Department of Human Services (DHS) reports that more of $ 1.46 million has been distributed in rent and utility assistance, of which nearly two-thirds goes to households under 30% of the area’s median income (MAI) and covers an average of six months of rent . DHS estimates that as of July 31, the amount given to qualified households was closer to $ 2.2 million.

Residents who require assistance with rentals and utilities should dial 2-1-1, call 800-427-4626 or email [email protected] Full eligibility criteria and application options can be found on the City’s website.

Mayor Jones’ US bailout direct relief proposal, due to be passed by the council of aldermen tomorrow, allocates an additional $ 12 million in rent assistance and $ 2.5 million in mortgage assistance to families. Earlier this month, Mayor Jones took executive action to allocate $ 1.5 million in local funds to help connect families to existing housing support resources, speed up the application process and increase legal services. and mediation.

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