Housing Help

Resources for people in St. Louis who need assistance with temporary or transitional housing, or who need financial help with housing or utility bills.

If you are in immediate need of shelter, United Way of Greater St. Louis can help get you into a local shelter for the night.

Call 211 or 800-427-4626

The Help for Youth page has more information about youth housing.

Temporary Housing/Shelter

St Patrick Center

Transforming lives and working to create a community where everyone has access to sustainable housing, employment and healthcare.

  • Housing First
  • Support services for the homeless

Phone: 314-802-0700
Website: St Patrick Center

City Hope St. Louis

City Hope St. Louis provides the unhoused in the St. Louis Metro region with shelter, meals, education and more.

  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Warming centers

Phone: 314-904-4673
: City Hope St. Louis

Gateway 180 Homeless Services

Provides the tools and support people need to rebuild their best selves and move onto stability, independence and permanent housing.

  • 24-Hour emergency shelter
  • Permanent housing assistance
  • Meals
  • Counseling

Phone: 314-231-1515
Housing Resource Hotline: 314-802-5444
Website: Gateway 180 Homeless Services

Transitional Housing

Criminal Justice Ministry

CJM offers services to incarcerated individuals and provides reentry programs and transitional housing for those returning to the St. Louis area.

  • Bus passes, emergency medicine, hygiene items
  • Transitional housing
  • Support groups

Phone: 314-652-8062
WebsiteCriminal Justice Ministry


Doorways provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • 30-60 day emergency housing
  • Housing for parents and children
  • Residential program
  • Housing financial assistance

Phone: 314-535-1919
: Doorways Housing

Father Dempsey's Charities (Men)

Father Dempsey's provides transitional housing, food and social services for men.

  • Housing
  • Nightly dinner for residents
  • Saturday breakfast

Phone: 314-792-7005
: Father Dempsey's Charities

Haven of Grace

Haven of Grace fills a need in the community to help women who are pregnant and homeless. We provide a place to live, educational programs, and long-term support.

  • Maternity shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Case management
  • New homeowners' assistance

Phone: 314-621-6507
: Haven of Grace

Hope House

Hope House offers transitional housing, healthcare, job training and other resources to people who are unhoused or at risk of being unhoused.

  • Housing for individuals and families
  • Career development
  • Education
  • Child Development Center

Phone: 314-382-3801
: Hope House

Magdala House

Magdala House provides transitional housing in the tiny homes at Jefferson Spaces

  • Temporary housing
  • Counseling
  • Meals, showers and laundry

Phone: 314-652-6004
: Magdala House

Salvation Army Family Haven

The Family Center provides domestic violence services, emergency shelter, casework services, detoxification services, transitional housing, community recreation programs and day care to anyone in need.

  • Alcohol and drug treatment (non-residential)
  • Community recreation programs 
  • Counseling services

Phone: 314-423-7770
Website: Salvation Family Haven

Housing/Utilities Financial Help

Beyond Housing

Strengthening families and transforming communities to create a stronger, more equitable, and prosperous St. Louis—once and for all.

  • Resources and low-income assistance
  • Current renters' assistance
  • Prospective renters' assistance
  • New homeowners' assistance

Phone: 314-533-0600
: Beyond Housing

Heat Up/Cool Down St. Louis

Helps elderly and disabled people and low-income families in a two-state (Missouri and Illinois) area with their delinquent energy bills.

  • Utility financial assistance
  • Utility budget and energy efficiency counseling
  • Referrals for climate control related home repairs
  • New homeowners' assistance

Phone: 314-241-0001
: Heat Up/Cool Down St. Louis

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors with their utility bills, providing vital assistance during both the winter and summer.

Phone: 314-615-3632

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