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ACORN Housing Corp
.: 531-7023; 4304 Manchester, St. Louis, Mo. 63110
(www.acorn.or gl- provides free tax preparation for low and moderate income families, housing
counseling and assistance with obtaining affordable mortgages and loans.

Adequate Housing for Missourians: 863-0015; 7935 Page Blvd., 63133
(http://geocities.yahoo.com/adeguate housing formissourians/ahfm.html.) -Main service is the Rent Assistance Loan fund-RALF, which provides interest-free loans for a security deposit when families are moving into public housing or Section 8. Repayments may be made in cash and/or credit at $5/hour for vo lunteer community service

Better Family Life: 367-3440; 724 Union Blvd., 63108
(www.betterfamilylife.orgl- housing counseling services and down-payment assistance

Beyond Housing: 533-0600; 4156 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110;
(www.beyondhousing.org)- ServicesforSt. LouisCity. St. Louis and unincorporated St. Charles Counties, as well as St. Clair County, Illinois include:
• Home Improvement Services
• Healthy Home Repair
• Home Purchase Services
• The Bridge to Homeownership Program

Catholic Services: 367-5500; 4532 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(www.ccst l.org)- Assists low- to moderate-income families achieve long-term housing stability and
affordable housing. Agency assists homeless individuals and families with emergency shelter.

Circle of Concern: 636-861-2623; 112 St. Louis Ave., Valley Park, 63088
(www.circleofconcern.orgl -Circle of Concern reaches out to west and southwest St. Louis County families. Cir cle feeds the hungry; provides emergency help with rent, utilities and other
necessities; gives school supplies, scholarships and summer "camperships" to young people and
shares the spirit of the Holidays with less fortunate families.

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
: 863-0015; 2709 Woodson, St. Louis,
Mo. 63144
(www.caasstlc.org) - offers several housing programs for homeless and low-to-moderate income
families throughout St. Louis County; programs include Home Buyers Club (for persons wanting to purchase a home within 12-18 months, helps them improve or repair t heir credit score, home-buyer education and housing counseling with a HUDCertified counselor), Transitional Housing Program (homeless families), Home Ownership Program (for families in transitional housing), Missourians Building Assets Program (matched savings program to help working families save toward a down payment for a house); rent & mortgage assistance; home repair workshops.

Housing Authority
; 531-4770 (St. Louis City); 428-3200 (St. Louis County)-Assistance with
Section 8 and Public Housing (WAITING LIST FOR SECTION 8)

Housing Resource Center
: 314- 802- 5444. Press 1
-programs and services include:. Case Management; Eviction/Foreclosure Prevention; Housing and Homelessness Hot Line; Mobile Outreach; Relocation from condemned or inadequate housing

HUD Housing Information/Concerns
(St. Louis): 888-297-8685
-helps apartment owner offer reduced rents to low-income tenants; provides affordable housing for low income families, elderly, and disabled; Section 8 housing where you find your own place to live and use Sect ion 8 voucher to pay for all or a portion of the rent

St. Patrick's Center
: 802-0700; 800 N. Tucker, St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(www.stpatrickcenter.org)- provide housing assistance through several programs, including:
*Operation Independent Housing -This program helps employed individuals and their families find and retain market-rate housing. Along with living skills training, clients receive housing counseling and 12 months of declining rental subsidies.
*Neighborhood Support-This prevention program helps families in existing housing to overcome
housing crises through utility or rent payments. Clients also receive clothing, food , bus tickets, and household goods.

St. Vincent DePaul Society
: 531-2183; 4127 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
(ht tp://www.svdpstl.org/) -Helping t hose in need with t he basic necessities - food, clothing, shelter, utility assistance, transportation and emotional comfort.

United Way I&R
: 314-421-INFO
(www.stl.unitedway.org)- Referral service for a variety of needs, including housing assistance.

Urban League of St. Louis
: 615-3600; 3701 Grandel Sq. , 63108
(http://www. ulstl.org/) -Provides utility, rent al, and mortgage assistance to low-income people in St. Louis City and County in Missouri.

www.socialserve.com
: - Free website that allows person to search for all available apartments in St. Louis by rent range, zip code, # of rooms, utilities included, and Section 8 status as well as other specifications.