Public and Private Supports
Obtaining and maintaining housing and support services requires knowledge of a variety of governmental agencies, national and state associations, service providers and other agencies. We are listing the acronyms, their legal names, and a link to their web sites for further information to assist you in your search for housing and related services.
Housing Support Agencies
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CAA - Community Action Agencies of Missouri
CSH - Corporation for Supportive Housing
HOPWA - Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Missouri
IDEA Center- Inclusive Design and Environmental Access Center
Mo. DMH- Missouri Department of Mental Health Housing Development
MHA - Missouri Housing Authorities
MHDC - Missouri Housing Development Commission
MO AT - Missouri Assistive Technology
NCSHA - National Council of State Housing Agencies
NCH - National Coalition for the Homeless
NHI - National Housing Institute
PHA - Public Housing Authority
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture -Rural Development
The United States Department of Agriculture, parent group of Rural Development which is a source of funding for low income housing.
Additional Government Support Agencies:
AAAM - Area Agencies on Aging of Missouri
ADA - The Americans with Disabilities Act
AoA - Administration on Aging
CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
DHSS - Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
DDD - Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities
Governor's Council on Disability
IHD:UMKC - Institute on Human Development, University of Missouri at Kansas City
MDMH - Missouri Department of Mental Health
MDDN - Missouri Developmental Disability Network. A collaboration among the Missouri Council for Developmental Disabilities, Missouri Protection and Advocacy, and the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD.
MDSS - Missouri Department of Social Services (Medicaid)
MDVR - Missouri Division of Rehabilitation Services
Mo P&A - Missouri Protection and Advocacy
MODDC - Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
Also sometimes called the "DD Council."
Additional Advocacy and Non-Governmental Support Agencies:
MO DB101 - Free online disabilities benefit calculator
Arc of Missouri - Formerly known at the Association for Retarded Citizens, the name was changed to Arc as the previous name was offensive to the people they serve.
ASA - Autism Society of America
BIA-MO - Brain Injury Association of Missouri
CDR - Council for Disability Rights
MACDDS - Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services
MCCMH - Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers
MoDDRC - Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center
MSILC - Missouri Statewide Independent Living Councils
NOD - National Organization on Disability
PFM - People First of Missouri
WID - World Institute on Disability