Affordable Housing Resource Guide

This resource guide is intended to provide community leaders, neighborhood representatives and the general public an inventory of affordable housing resources and programs that serve housing needs as it relates to homelessness, rental and homeownership in our community. 

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Homeless Prevention Funds:

Funds used to prevent an individual or family from becoming homeless such as funds for paying rent/mortgage arrears, utility arrears etc…

Drop in Center:

Safe place for people experiencing homelessness to get respite, take a shower, do laundry, use the phone/computer, receive mail, eat and connect with social services. 

Emergency Shelter:

Any facility, the primary purpose of which is to provide a temporary shelter for the homeless population and provide basic necessities such as a place to sleep, shower, laundry and meals.

Permanent Supportive Housing & Youth

Long-term rental assistance and supportive services targeted to individuals and families with chronic illnesses. disabilities, mental health issues, or substance abuse disorders.

Public Housing, Vouchers & Other Supportive Rental Housing

Public housing and voucher programs provide decent and safe affordable housing for low-income people through publicly funded units and vouchers for use in the private market.

Non-CHA Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC Properties)

Below market rental housing units for income eligible households.  Housing units are funded through the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs.

Homebuyer Assistance:

Down Payment Assistance for first-time homebuyers including funds to cover approved closing cost items.

Homebuyer Education & Credit Counseling

Homebuyer education and credit counseling and education for first-time homebuyers.

Energy Efficiency, Accessibility & Rehabilitation 

Energy efficiency upgrades, rehabilitation, indoor air quality improvements and accessibility upgrades for approved owners and rental properties.

Please contact the Housing Programs division with any additional resources that may not be included on this list at randall.cole@como.govcreate new email or 573-874-6321.