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As a precautionary measure to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.  If you have documents for SLHA staff, please place them in the drop box at the Cook Avenue entrance.

SLHA staff will continue to be available via phone and email.  Because we anticipate a higher than normal call volume, we respectfully ask for your patience as we work on answering and returning all calls.  Also please visit our website regularly for updated information.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


The St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) is a municipal corporation created by state statute, formed in 1939. SLHA is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners. Five are appointed by the Mayor and two are elected by the public housing residents. SLHA is funded entirely by federal sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SLHA has approximately 60 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $60 million.


We operate two major housing programs, Public Housing and Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher). Public Housing units are owned by SLHA and rented to qualified applicants. Section 8 provides rental assistance to qualified applicants to facilitate rental of privately owned units. In both programs, participants pay 30% of their income for rent. We serve approximately 24,000 clients and partners, including Public Housing residents and applicants, Section 8 participants and applicants, owners, developers, contractors, elected officials and management staff.

SLHA is implementing Rent Café, a new technology that will promote improved communication with you, and increase efficiency in the way you do business with SLHA. 

The Rent Café Self-Service Portal is an online tool that allows Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 program landlords to conveniently review their information and that of their tenants.

Landlords CLICK HERE for instructions on how to register on the portal.


Public Housing Wait List closed

Housing Choice Voucher Wait List – closed

For HCV waiting list status, please contact by email or phone Camille Hill at (314) 286-4308, Torey Boles at (314) 286-4237, Latrice Carroll at (314) 286-4259, or Leslie Hines at (314) 286-4309.

For HCV Special Programs please contact by email or phone Christy Jefferson-Bey, Homeownership Coordinator and Portability Specialist at (314) 286-4305/fax (314) 289-7305.


Click HERE to view our current jobs opening.

Ascend’s Mobility ConnectionIn partnership with the St. Louis region Housing Authorities. To learn more about Ascend and the Mobility Connection Program visit Ascendstl.org.

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