Housing Team

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What's New?


2014 Homeless Awareness Conference

Registration is now available for the 2014 Homeless Awareness Conference, sponsored by the Governor's Committee to End Homelessness. Click here to visit the event registration site. The conference will take place November 19-20 at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, Missouri, at 225 Fellows Place. This Year's theme is, "Home for Good." The conference will feature numerous guests and workshops of interest to anyone involved in housing or homelessness services in Missouri, including coordinated assessment, SOAR, and the effects of homelessness on early childhood education.

Invitation to the 2014 Homeless Awareness Conference

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.


The 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 to abolish homelessness in Missouri by collaborating with DMH's Division of Behavioral Health and Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide rental assistance to homeless mental health services consumers and those at risk of homelessness, using both federal and state funds. We also make efforts to expand housing options for all mental health services consumers in the state; and to assist in creating vital partnerships between housing developers and non-profit agencies in the development of affordable rental units statewide.

Privacy and Security Notice for Homeless Missourians Information System

Click the link below to display and print the Homeless Missourians Information System Privacy and Security Notice:

Privacy and Security Notice