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DMH Housing Unit

All DMH Housing staff are currently working remotely. The best way to reach any of us is by sending an email to housing@dmh.mo.gov. Please avoid sending any documents by fax, as there will be a significant delay before faxed documents are retrieved.

  • Phone: 573-751-9206
  • Fax: 573-526-7797
  • Email: housing@dmh.mo.gov
  • 1706 E. Elm, PO Box 687, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Kelli Kemna, Housing Director

E-mail: Kelli Kemna

Contact Kelli with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care programs
  • DMH Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
  • Statewide housing and homelessness issues
  • The Governor's Committee to End Homelessness
  • Missouri Continuums of Care
  • Affordable and permanent supportive housing development

Edwin Cooper, Affordable Housing Consultant (Balance of State)

Contact Edwin with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care programs in smaller metro, non-metro, and rural areas of the state
  • Balance of State Continuum of Care, Joplin Continuum of Care, Springfield Continuum of Care
  • Development and funding of supportive housing projects for people with disabilities statewide

Amy Copeland, Affordable Housing Consultant (Kansas City)

  • 2600 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
  • Phone: 816-482-5765
  • E-mail: Amy Copeland

Contact Amy with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care programs in the Kansas City Metro region and St. Joseph region
  • Other Department of Mental Health housing assistance programs in the Kansas City and St. Joseph regions
  • The Kansas City Regional and the St. Joseph Continuums of Care
  • Housing and homelessness issues in the Kansas City and St. Joseph regions
  • Development and funding of supportive housing projects for people with disabilities in the Kansas City and St. Joseph regions

Affordable Housing Consultant (St. Louis)

Position currently open

E-mail: 

Contact with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care programs in the St. Louis Metropolitan region
  • Other Department of Mental Health housing assistance programs in the St. Louis region
  • Housing and homelessness issues in the St. Louis region
  • St. Louis City and St. Louis County Continuums of Care

Dirk Cable, Housing Development Officer (Western Missouri)

E-mail: Dirk Cable

Contact Dirk with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care and RAP processing for the western half of Missouri
  • DMH Housing Web site, publications, and manuals

Michelle Sumner, Housing Development Officer (Eastern Missouri)

E-mail: Michelle Sumner

Contact Michelle with questions about:

  • DMH Shelter Plus Care and RAP processing for the eastern half of Missouri

Angie McEntire, Housing Assistant

Contact Angie with questions about:

  • General information about the DMH Housing Unit and its activities
  • DMH Housing events, meetings, and conferences
  • Monthly invoice processing for all DMH Housing assistance programs
  • Obtaining DMH Housing forms, publications, and related information