Evictions to Resume in St. Louis County
Financial Assistance Available for Tenants and Landlords
CLAYTON, MO – March 23, 2021 – After a year moratorium due to the pandemic, some evictions will resume in St. Louis County this week. (See attached Administrative Order 21-11).
More than 500 eviction orders in the County have been on hold during the past 12 months due to local court orders based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services. Both agencies declared that evictions during the pandemic created a health crisis, and that it was not in the interest of public health to displace people from their homes during the COVID-19 emergency.
Initially, evictions will be limited to those involving tenants or their visitors who have engaged in or promoted drug-related criminal activity on their rental property. Evictions will also be carried out when failing to do so would result in physical injury to other tenants and landlords, or result in substantial property damage. The Sheriff’s Office will also execute evictions for leased property rented for commercial purposes. All other pending evictions will resume April 5.
Rental Assistance Programs
Here is a link to the recorded webinar that explains the programs available from the state, county and city.
Attached are the MHDC and St. Louis County presentations.
Helpful information for the county -
Call center will open up on March 29. Their number is 314-806-0910. The application will launch on April 5.
However, if you need other information about the county's program, Click here
Information for the state -
If anyone has questions about the City of St. Louis’s program, please contact:
Amy Bickford, Program Manager II
City of St. Louis Dept. of Human Services
Homeless Services Division