About Us

Who We Are

The St. Louis Housing (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.

at the corner of family and future