We provide long-term/permanent rental assistance in the form of rent and mortgage assistance. Additionally, supportive assistance is provided for utilities, emergency housing, rental and utilities deposits, referrals and coordination with case management service. For more than a decade we have been making the connection between housing and health care. We have built and maintained community relationships to ensure as many options as possible.
In 2002 Spectrum Health Care (Formerly Rain-Central Missouri, Inc.) developed the first housing, for a specific disability, program in Central Missouri with a HOPWA contract through Doorways in St. Louis which covered the North Central Region. This contract, the services provided have grown every year with increased availability of assistance to clients.
In 2013 Spectrum Health Care (SHC) absorbed the Southwest Region in our Doorways contract. This increased our permanent housing coverage from 33 counties in the North Central Region to 62 counties which includes 29 counties in Southwest Region. SHC now provides Outstate HOPWA housing assistance to more than one-half the State of Missouri.