The vision of the Springfield Affordable Housing Center was to establish a community-based housing office that would offer a one-stop housing and homeless prevention service center and that would provide a centralized access point for available affordable housing and homeless prevention resource information, eligibility screenings and referrals.
The opening of the Center marks the first step in removing barriers for those seeking available affordable housing and for those seeking housing stability to avoid homelessness and reduces duplication of efforts leading to a more holistic approach to solving this important community-wide need.
Together, Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the City of Springfield have developed a centralized location where residents can access multiple agencies and organizations that offer safe, decent and affordable housing. Key housings service providers currently include the Springfield Community Land Trust, One Door, the Housing Authority, Veterans’ Administration, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Division of Family Services and more. Each of these agencies provides important steps and services in the continuum of care for people seeking stability and affordable housing solutions.
The Springfield Affordable Housing Center is conveniently located at 300 E. Central across the street from City Utilities in City Government Plaza. There is also a bus stop directly in front of the Center for easy access to public transportation.
Springfield Affordable Housing Center hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
If you are at risk of becoming homeless or are currently without a safe, stable place to stay, please contact One Door at 225-7499.