Housing Unit


2019 DMH Regional Housing Conferences

DMH Housing will host four regional housing conferences around Missouri in 2019. These free conferences will be titled, “A Focus on Housing First,” and will present empowering information about how to access permanent and rapid rehousing programs locally, how to avoid and deal with evictions, and much more.

The conference dates and locations are:

  • Springfield-Southwest Region, September 24-25m at Empower Abilities, 1450 W. Cambridge, Bldg. B, Springfield
  • St. Louis, October 10-11, at St. Patrick Center, 800 N. Tucker, St. Louis
  • Jefferson City-Central Region, October 29-30, at the Governor's Office Building, 200 Madison St., Jefferson City
  • Kansas City, November 19 – 20, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City

Download the agenda for the Regional Housing conferences at the link below:

Registration is required and space is limited, so please register early. To register, simply click the link below to open the registration form, complete the form, then email the form to housing@dmh.mo.gov.

Below are links to content from the conferences you can download: the keynote presentation on Housing First by Amy Copeland, and the presentation on legal issues for tenants presented by Jackie Langum at the St. Louis Regional Housing Conference.


The mission of the Department of Mental Health's Housing Unit is to assist Missourians challenged by 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 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 disabled homeless individuals and families and those at risk of homelessness. We also make efforts to expand housing options for all disabled persons 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.

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