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 JUNE 1, 2020. 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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
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.