St. Louis City CARES - Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program

Apply for rental and mortgage assistance provided by the STL City CARES Act


To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on City of St. Louis residents, the City committed over $7 million dollars of CARES Act funds to create a rental and mortgage assistance program. Over 9,000 applications for rental and mortgage assistance have been received and all efforts are underway to process applications.



Applications for the remaining CARES Act funding closed on December 3, 2020. If you applied before this deadline, our team is continuing to review and process eligible applications in the order in which they were received.


If you have already applied, our team is continuing to review your application in the order in which it was received. Partner agency representatives will contact you, using the email, phone or additional contact information you provided on your application.

What to Expect

COVID Relief in Omnibus Bill, H.R. 133

  • A second stimulus package was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 27, 2020. The City of St. Louis has received additional funding from the second stimulus package to be used for emergency rental assistance for City residents. The Department of Human Services, along with our partner agencies, is working to develop this program in accordance with guidance being provided from the Treasury Department. We will have more information on this program in the coming weeks and will share information on the City’s website and social media platforms. Please stayed tune for details.
  • We ask for your patience as these next steps are solidified. Please refrain from calling DHS to ask for program updates. DHS cannot provide details related to the new Emergency Rental Assistance program and procedures, as the Treasury Dept. is still providing regulations and guidance. Additionally, DHS cannot provide any details about the status of an individual’s previously submitted application; these inquiries can be directed to 2-1-1.


Department of Human Services

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