Housing First

Housing First works to end chronic homelessness by first providing stable housing and then meeting other basic needs. Once a person has the basics, it’s easier to focus and address life’s other issues and struggles. To see if you qualify for this program, contact Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door: 417-225-7499

Hearts for the Homeless

It is the desire of this organization to identify the needs of the homeless and provide resolution through supportive care or transitional housing (coming later in 2019) and help them find their way back into a purposeful life. H4H works with the homeless on a case by case basis in order to understand how their services can best support the needs of the individual. 417-844-1145

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

This organization helps families and individuals who are at immediate risk of homelessness to achieve housing and financial stability. They provide assistance to individuals or families whose annual income is below 30% of the median family income for their area. Eligible assistance includes utilities, rental assistance, housing stability case management, mental health counseling and financial counseling.

CCSOMO Homeless Prevention Services are provided to residents of Christian, Greene and Webster counties. Springfield. 417-720-4213

One Door & Springfield Affordable Housing Center/Community Partnership of the Ozarks

One Door exists to prevent and end homelessness through community resources and services in Greene and Webster counties in Southwest Missouri. If you are without a home or are at risk of becoming homeless or currently without a safe, stable place to stay, call One Door: 417-225-7499

Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing is designed to help families quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Assistance is offered without preconditions, such as employment, income, or sobriety, and the resources and services are tailored to the unique needs of each household. To see if you qualify for this program, contact Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door: 417-225-7499

Wednesday Connection/Springfield Public Schools

SPS Program to provide support services and resources to families at one location (The Dream Center). For families with limited resources, this one stop shop helps them meet basic needs, reduce their mobility and help school staff work with families in crisis.  417-523-0000

The Gathering Tree

The Gathering Tree established a building near downtown, a “Coffee Shop/Library” type of atmosphere that is warm, friendly and upscale. Individuals are treated with dignity and respect that every human being deserves without regard to race, creed, color, gender, criminal justice status, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical handicap.

Rare Breed Youth Housing – Ages 17 to 24 Only

Rare Breed Youth Housing works with the Kitchen’s Outreach Center to provide two housing programs for youth without homes ages 17-24. The goals of their Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Housing programs are to help youth make successful transitions to independent, self-sufficient living and to end their cycle of homelessness. Rare Breed Youth Housing serves single males, females, couples, LGBTQ youth, pregnant and parenting youth. To see if you qualify for this program, contact. 417-865-6400

Children Only

Great Circle for Children and Youth

Great Circle is the largest provider of mental and behavioral health services in the State of Missouri. They provide behavioral health support through the use of mental health services, learning & intellectual support, crisis services, transitional housing, and family/parenting support. Their programs offer a wide range of services and support for children and their families in times of struggle. Crisis services offered by Great Circle include:

  • Ozark’s Family Resource Center (OFRC): An emergency children’s shelter that provides temporary housing for children birth through 18 up to 30 days, while awaiting reunification with their families or long-term alternative placement. Great Circle’s transitional living programs house youth ages 16-20 in state custody seeking independence.
  • Empowering Youth: Empowering Youth provides short-term shelter in a crisis situation and critical aftercare services to help meet basic needs for homeless and unsafely housed youth and teens, ages birth to 18, and prepares them for success. Wrap-around services are provided.
  • Home and Community Based Services: In home services that help meet families’ needs for support on their own turf. This program works with each family member over time to meet their individual needs and preserve family unity wherever possible.

Please call at 417-865-1646

Isabel’s House for Children (Crisis Nursery for newborn to 12)

If you or someone you know is facing a crisis, Isabel’s House can provide immediate, safe, temporary refuge for children ages birth to 12. 417-865-2273

Reasons to call:

  • Loss of home or utilities
  • Safety concerns in your home
  • Admission to drug or alcohol rehabilitation
  • Short-term incarceration
  • Severe mental/emotional distress or instability
  • Physical or mental health emergencies (If you can’t come to them, they can meet you at a medical facility.)
  • Domestic violence (They can help you find a safe place too.)

Men Only

East Sunshine Church of Christ

The Sheltering Ministry at East Sunshine Church of Christ provides overnight shelter for men. This program runs from Nov. 1st-Mar. 31st and is open on nights where the temperature is at or below 32 degrees. Posts are made daily on East Sunshine Church of Christ’s Facebook page between 2-3pm to share if they will be open that evening. 417-889-5455

Recovery Chapel (Long-term Sober Living for Men)

Recovery Chapel provides long-term recovery support services for men who have a crippling history of substance use disorders. They operate residential facilities designed to support spiritual programs of abstinence and pro-social life skills. You must stay a minimum of six months, with many clients deciding to stay longer, some as long as six years. Recovery Chapel is not a detoxification center, homeless shelter or half-way house. Guests must be clean and sober to stay on their property, and residents are required to be productive in a spiritual recovery program. They have multiple local locations. 417-887-7228

Salvation Army Harbor House

Salvation Army’s Harbor House helps men in their program maintain sobriety, work towards a college education, enter the workforce, receive counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and much more.417-831-3371

Springfield Victory Square

Victory Square provides shelter for men without homes in Springfield and the Ozarks. They provide guests with a clean, safe and sober place to stay, and the support they need to get back on their feet. Guests receive a bed, nutritious meals, healthcare services and access to a Recovery Program, Bible studies, life skills courses and Christian counseling. 417-864-2235

Families, Single Parents or Women with Children

Burrell’s Housing

Burrell housing services provide structure and supports matched to each individual’s capacity for independent functioning. Residents with income contribute to the cost of rent and living expenses. Burrell has many options for housing to support a variety of needs.

  • Housing Coordinator, START and Semi-Independent Apartments. 417-761-6412
  • Housing Coordinator, STEPS, Independent Apartment Program, Clifton, and Catalpa. 417-761-5680
  • Housing Coordinator, Edenton Ridge Apartments.  573-777-8450

Harmony House (Domestic Violence Shelter for Women, Men and their Children)

Harmony House operates a facility designed to provide temporary safe shelter to men, women and children who are escaping domestic violence. In addition to providing a safe place to recover and rebuild, Harmony House provides the essentials, such as meals, clothing and personal hygiene products. 417-864-7233

The Kitchen, Inc.

The Kitchen provides temporary housing for homeless women, families, and single parents with children through an Emergency Shelter program. Case managers work with everyone to set goals and design a plan that uses experiences, interests, and skills to move each person out of homelessness and toward independence and self-sufficiency. 417-837-1500

Women Only

Life House Crisis Maternity Home/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

Pregnant women without a home now have a place to call home. Life House is a safe, loving environment. Women receive the resources, education and training needed to give them and their babies a chance at a better life, either through parenting or adoption. Services include referral and transportation to health care. Transportation is also provided to work and school. Educational classes are offered on many topics, including:

  • Nutrition and cooking
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Job skills
  • Parenting skills

Phone: 417-720-4213

Safe to Sleep/Council of Churches

Safe to Sleep is a temporary women’s shelter for women without a home, primarily supported by donations from individuals and area churches. An assessment by One Door is required prior to entering the women’s shelter. 417-225-749

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and are behind on your house payments. Catholic Charities may have services to help you with their foreclosure intervention program. This program offers education and counseling for those who struggle financially to help them achieve long-term prosperity.

Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Legal Services of Southern Missouri

  • LSSM provides representation to the low-income and elderly in civil matters only.
  • Eligibility for legal aid may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.
  • By federal law, LSSM is not allowed to provide assistance to prisoners, handle criminal matters, municipal court matters, personal injury or workers’ compensation cases.
  • Services are free; however, clients may be responsible for court costs.
  • Types of cases are in the following areas of law: Domestic/Sexual Violence, Family, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, and Elder Law. Each case is decided on its own facts.
  • Other types of cases may not be not listed on their web site.
  • They make every effort to provide services; however, due to limited resources, they can only assist individuals with the most critical legal problems. 417-881-1397

Affordable Housing-Loan-Program

The city of Springfield has several loan/grant programs to provide assistance with current owner-occupied incentives to undertake major upgrades and repairs. To those who qualify, the city provides financing for the rehabilitation of rental housing that will be available to low income people at an affordable rent and the Homeowner Emergency Loan Program to provide resources and financing for critical home repairs to owner-occupied residents. 417-864-1031

City of Springfield, Affordable Housing Vacancies

View the city website for available housing vacancies.

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

This program offers education and counseling for those who struggle financially to help them achieve long-term prosperity. Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Housing Assistance Program/Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

This program helps eligible households pay a portion of their rent on an ongoing basis. Each participating household pays approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward total monthly rent. The OACAC Housing Assistance Program is a HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 417-862-4314

Housing Authority of Springfield (H. A. S. Properties)

Springfield Housing Authority is committed to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to eligible families within the city limits of Springfield. Funding from the federal government allows them to charge rent based on income, creating several public housing options for individuals and families in the low and very low-income bracket. 417-866-4329

One Door & Springfield Affordable Housing Center/Community Partnership of the Ozarks

a row of newly built, affordable housing unitsOne Door exists to prevent and end homelessness through community resources and services in Greene and Webster counties in Southwest Missouri. If you are without a home or are at risk of becoming homeless or currently without a safe, stable place to stay, call One Door. 417-225-7499

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO

Habitat partners with Greene, Christian, and Webster County families and individuals who need quality homes and are willing to live where Habitat is building and renovating homes in Greene County, Missouri. Partners are selected based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. Learn more about how you can qualify and apply to be a Habitat partner home buyer.  417-829-4001

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

  • rental counseling
  • home pre-purchase counseling
  • home equity conversion mortgage counseling for ages 62 and older that own their home
  • post-purchase counseling after buying a home to safeguard your investment
  • low-cost home buyer education (small fee)

Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Springfield Community Land Trust

Community Land Trust creates opportunities for home ownership based on a shared appreciation model. Community investment in partnership with home buyers helps to purchase homes on community trust land. In exchange, homeowners agree to a resale formula that enables them to recapture a fair share of the appreciation of the home while ensuring that the home stays affordable to future owners in the same income bracket.  417-631-4482

Connections Handyman Service/Council of Churches

Handyman Services provides essential home repairs for low income seniors and disabled homeowners so they may continue to live independently and safely in their own homes. Common repairs or projects include building of wheelchair ramps; installation of shower/tub grab bars; major repairs of floors, sewer/main lines. All repairs must be considered “essential,” meaning the residence is becoming uninhabitable or unsafe to live in without repairs. Homeowners interested in assistance must call and arrange an assessment prior to repairs. 417-862-3586

Empower: Abilities (Formerly known as SCIL)

Empower: Abilities (formerly known as the Southwest Center for Independent Living) helps with ramps and modification projects. Staff talks with person requesting a modification and completes an interview. If a person qualifies, they are added to a waiting list and staff then schedules and conducts on-site surveys to determine the confirmed modifications needed, cost feasibility, if the project is structurally possible and other options. All of these tasks can take several weeks to complete. 417-886-1188

Hands on for Seniors/United Way of the Ozarks

Hands on for Seniors is a program that matches seniors in need of home maintenance, who are physically or financially unable to perform these tasks, with community volunteers who can get the job done. 417-863-7700

Home Preservation & Repair/Habitat for Humanity

The Home Preservation and Repair Programs help low-income homeowners in Greene County restore and maintain their homes. Habitat partners help homeowners to alleviate critical health and safety issues and complete needed home improvement projects. To qualify and apply for their home preservation and repair programs. 417-829-4001, ext. 105

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities

This program offers education and counseling for those who struggle financially to help them achieve long-term prosperity. Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Neighborhood Revitalization/Habitat for Humanity

Neighborhood Revitalization partners with hardworking families to help alleviate critical health and safety issues and complete needed home improvement projects by working together with residents to revive their neighborhood and enhance their quality of life. 417-829-4001

Weatherization/OACAC

The Weatherization Program, sponsored by OACAC, is a free service for qualified homeowners and renters. Insulation and air sealing improves the energy efficiency of your home, to help keep warm in the winter, cool in the summer and reduce heating and cooling cost. Weatherization can make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer to save on utility dollars. 417-865-7797

City of Springfield, Affordable Housing Vacancies

View the city website for available housing vacancies.

Empower: Abilities (Formerly known as SCIL)

Empower: Abilities (formerly known as the Southwest Center for Independent Living) offers consumers assistance in locating affordable and/or accessible housing. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Assisting with the completion of housing applications
  • Identifying housing possibilities
  • Referrals to agencies and organizations for rental assistance.
  • They maintain a list of accessible apartments and work closely with the Housing Authorities and some private landlords in their five-county service area. 417-886-3619

Help Give Hope

They assist families with utilities, rent, gas vouchers and educational help throughout the year. They also offer a used car program. They also have a mentoring program that provides positive adult role models for at-risk youth. All contact is through their website.

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

If you are looking to rent, Catholic Charities may have services to help you. Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Housing Authority of Springfield

The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield, Missouri, (H.A.S. Properties) is committed to providing quality, affordable housing that is decent and safe to eligible families in the community. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents may live in an environment that is clean, well-maintained and attractive. 417-866-4329

Housing Assistance Program/Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

The OACAC Housing Assistance Program helps with rental payments so that low-income residents may live in a house, apartment, or mobile home which is decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable. They serve clients across a 10-county region that includes Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene (excluding Springfield), Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. 417-447-0554

One Door & Springfield Affordable Housing Center/Community Partnership of the Ozarks

One Door exists to prevent and end homelessness through community resources and services in Greene and Webster counties in Southwest Missouri. If you are without a home or are at risk of becoming homeless or currently without a safe, stable place to stay, call One Door: 417-225-7499

Rental Registry Program

yard sign reading 'for rent' with large tree behind itAs of January 16, 2018, residential rental registration is required in the city limits of Springfield. Registrations must be submitted by Nov. 27, 2018. Rental registration allows for improved communication between the City and property owners or responsible party, proactively establishing lines of communication before legal channels must be considered when issues come up regarding property maintenance. The City’s goal is to be able to contact a property owner or responsible party as soon as they know of issues so it can be addressed quickly.  417-864-1440

The Kitchen

The Kitchen works with housing developments to help meet the needs for affordable housing. Some housing communities provide specific services:

  • Support services, including case management and health screenings
  • Income-qualifying persons living at or below 50 percent of the median income
  • Housing communities designed as a 55+ communities
  • Specific units reserved for formerly homeless veterans and their families.
  • Units for youth

To find out if you qualify, contact The Kitchen at 417-837-1500.

Women in Need of the Ozarks

They assist working women facing a short-term crisis in Greene & Christian county. All contact is through their website.

ARC of the Ozarks

  • recreational programs for children with developmental disabilities
  • residential living assistance
  • family advocacy, community and home support
  • Rivendale: a private school existing solely to help the growth and development of children with disabilities

417-864-7887

Burrell Child & Adolescent Services

  • counseling services
  • medication management
  • parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • parent management training
  • diagnostic testing and evaluation
  • children’s day treatment
  • healthcare home
  • child and youth community support
  • KLASS (Kids Learning About Social Skills)
  • adolescent substanceabuse
  • school-based services
  • residential services
  • inpatient services
  • parent information resource center
  • eating disorder services

417-761-5000

Empower: Abilities (Formerly known as SCIL)

Services offered by Empower: Abilities (formerly known as the Southwest Center for Independent Living) include, but are not limited to:
  • peer support
  • facilitation of the transition of youth into post-secondary life including employment
  • advocacy for educational endeavors such as implementation of IEP’s and 504 plans
  • driver’s education
  • community resource management
  • social events

417-886-1188

Hands on for Seniors/United Way of the Ozarks

Hands on for Seniors is a program that matches seniors in need of home maintenance, who are physically or financially unable to perform these tasks, with community volunteers who can get the job done. 417-863-7700

JUDevine Center for Autism

  • parent training
  • in-home training
  • behavior therapy
  • support groups
  • workshops
  • respite care
  • staff development training
  • social skills groups
  • consultation
  • residential service
  • assessment for children with autism

417-213-8018

Springfield Regional Center

Help is available from the Family Resource and Autism Specialist (FRAS) at the regional office to help build a family’s capacity to provide support to their family member(s) with a developmental disability. Different waivers are available including the Lopez and autism waiver that provide a large array of services. Southwest Missouri Autism Project provides skill development of individuals with ASD and provides needed training and support for families.

  • assistive technology
  • behavior analysis service (Senior Behavior Consultant, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Functional Behavior Assessment)
  • Community Specialist (allows self-direction option)
  • crisis intervention
  • independentlivingskills development (home skills development, day services, community integration)
  • environmental accessibility adaptations/vehicle modifications
  • in-home respite
  • out-of-home respite
  • Personal Assistant (allows self-direction option)
  • Personal Assistant-medical/behavioral (allows self-direction option)
  • person-centered strategies consultation
  • professional assessment and monitoring (Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Dietician)
  • specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment)
  • Support Broker (allows self-direction option)
  • transportation

417-895-7400

City Utilities

Having trouble paying utility bill this month? It’s important that you contact City Utilities immediately. Talk with them early enough and they can offer suggestions to eliminate late payment charges, like payment arrangements, or enrolling in Level Pay, which allows you to pay the same amount each month. Need a little more time to make a payment? A payment arrangement may be right for you. 

417-862-4314

LIHEAP/OACAC

The mission of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is to assist low income households who have an energy crisis. The Winter Heating Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time payment for assistance with winter heating costs for low-income households. Payments are based on household size and income. The program runs from October through March. 417-862 – 4314

Women in Need of the Ozarks

Women in Need assist working women facing a short-term crisis in Greene & Christian county. If you’re facing a financial crisis, they invite you to apply for assistance. Women in Need only accepts applications from full time working women who reside in Greene & Christian county. Address: PO Box 4626, Springfield, MO 65808

Home at Last

close up of portion of united states flagHome at Last is designed to serve veterans and their families who are without a home or at risk of becoming homeless. This program provides rent, utility assistance, furniture, case management and more to those who have served our country and now find themselves in need of a little help. Call to see if you qualify for this program.  417-225-7410

Housing Authority of Springfield

The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield, Missouri, (H.A.S. Properties) is committed to providing quality, affordable housing that is decent and safe to eligible families in the community. They have special services for Veterans. They strive to make the best use of all available resources so that residents may live in an environment that is clean, well-maintained and attractive. 417-866-4329

Veteran’s Administration

Health care benefits, compensation and pension, education and training, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and reimbursed funeral services.  417-881-4197