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City renters facing eviction can get help at walk-in clinics

ST. LOUIS – The city is hosting walk-in clinics at two sites to help tenants facing immediate eviction apply for financial help.

The clinics are for people who have not already applied for aid. Anyone who already has a pending application should not open another at a walk-in clinic and instead should call 2-1-1 to check on its status. The city docket already has 3,000 pending applications.

The clinics are at the following locations, starting Aug. 11:

  • Horizon Housing – 3001 Arsenal Street
  • Wohl Recreation Center – 1515 N. Kingshighway Boulevard 

Hours are the same at both sites: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, plus evening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m. 

  “Keeping families in their homes and off the streets plays a key part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our communities safe,“ Mayor Tishaura Jones said in a press release.

People applying for rental assistance at the clinics need to bring a photo ID for the head of household; proof of city residency; the lease or documentation from their landlord; and proof of financial hardship due to COVID-19. Tenants can make a statement about their lost income if documentation is not available.

U.S. Treasury guidelines now allow funds to go directly to tenants if their landlord is unwilling to participate in emergency rental assistance.

Residents in need of rental and utility assistance should dial 2-1-1, call 800-427-4626 or email 211cares@stl.unitedway.org. Full eligibility criteria and application options can be found on the city’s website

Staff

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