DMH Housing is also online at Facebook, Twitter, and at our blog, Missouri Housing Matters. All three feature useful news, updates and alerts on critical housing and homelessness issues in Missouri and the nation.
- May 16, 2013: Registration is now available for the third annual Missouri Housing Summit, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, August 7-8--click here to register!
- March 27, 2013: Link to webinar, "Key Issues in Developing Supported Housing" added.
- March 26, 2013: Springfield Affordable Housing Vacancy List added to Resources for Finding Affordable Housing
- January 31, 2013: DMH Housing 2012 Annual Report published.
- DMH Application for Shelter Plus Care
- Resources for Finding Affordable Housing
- DMH Housing Manual
- Homeless Missourians Information System Privacy and Security Notice
- Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Resources
- Training Materials for Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections
DMH Housing publishes an Annual Report on our housing assistance programs, housing development and technical assistance work, training, and other functions of the group. You can see the 2012 Annual Report by clicking the link below.
Homeless Youth Video
This video was created by students at Lafayette, Benton and Central High Schools in St. Joseph, Missouri, with funding and assistance from the Heartland Foundation and the 5th Circuit Juvenile Office. It paints an honest and uncompromising picture of teenage homelessness as related directly by homeless students who used cameras to record their own situations and feelings. Many thanks to the Heartland Foundation for providing a link to this work.
MissionThe mission of the Department of Mental Health's Housing Unit is to assist Missourians challenged by mental illnesses, substance abuse/addictions and developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining safe, decent and affordable housing options that best meet their individual and family needs. The DMH Housing Unit believes that housing is a key to helping Missourians with disabilities and their families attain self-determination and independent living.
All Missourians challenged by mental illnesses, substance abuse/addictions and developmental disabilities have housing options that are affordable and accessible, integrated into communities, and provide real choice.
What We Do
DMH Housing works with all three of DMH's divisions to help link mental health services consumers to rental assistance through the Shelter Plus Care program. We also make efforts to expand housing options for mental health services consumers in the state; assist in creating partnerships between housing developers and non-profit agencies in the development of affordable rental units statewide; and work to increase rental assistance and homeownership opportunities for mental health services consumers.
Click the link below to display and print the Homeless Missourians Information System Privacy and Security Notice: