The city of St. Louis has part of the 2.8 billion from HUD for the homeless this year and when you include other areas of funding, it gets even bigger. Below is a list of places which provide money for homeless services in St. Louis.
- Federal funding: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the largest source of federal grant funding for homeless services and housing programs. In 2023, HUD is providing $2.8 billion in funding for homeless services.
- State funding: The Missouri Department of Social Services provides funding for homeless services through a variety of programs, including the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) and the Continuum of Care (CoC) program.
- Local funding: The City of St. Louis and St. Louis County provide funding for homeless services through a variety of programs, including the Homeless Services Division and the County Homeless Programs.
- Private donations: Private donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations provide an important source of funding for homeless services.
- The city provided $1,386,370.00 to SAFE HAVEN which is a 24-hour/7 days a week community and housing facility. It focuses on homeless people who are hard to reach, hard to engage, may have severe mental illness and may have substance use disorders.
In the winter of 2020-2021 five homeless people froze to death on the streets of St. Louis which was reported by St. Louis Public Radio and APM.