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EMAA will be accepting HUD applications in August

The Section 8 Waiting List otherwise known as HUD Housing will open at 8 a.m. on Aug. 12. The East Missouri Action Agency will be accepting exactly 1,000 applications. The list will automatically close after these 1,000 applications are accepted.

Applications are being accepted at the Housing Department at EMAA at 403 Parkway Drive in Park Hills. There is also an application process online at Click on the Housing Department and there will be an application link on the page. The link for the application will not be available until 8 a.m. that morning.

East Missouri Action Agency’s Housing program provides rental assistance through the Section 8 Rental Voucher program which is funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. St. Francois County Public Housing Agency currently administers approximately 2,227 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

The Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing.

In the Housing Choice Voucher program, eligible families generally are required the pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward gross rent. St. Francois County Housing Agency pays the difference between the amount of the required tenant payment and the gross rent.

The Housing Department also administers a Housing Rehabilitation program through a Housing Preservation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This programs targets owner-occupied and is funded by the Missouri Housing Development commission.

East Missouri Action Agency’s Weatherization Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The Weatherization Program provides energy conservation measures for homes occupied by the elderly, the disabled and families with small children, which are income qualified. Weatherization services may include: air filtration sealing, wall and attic insulation, floor repairs and insulation, and furnace replacement.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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