The Own Home program is one of five service delivery platforms within DOORWAYS to support low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Own Home specifically responds to individuals and families capable of independent living but currently homeless and in need of emergency housing or housed and in need of housing subsidies to prevent homelessness.

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Own Home annually allocates more than $500,000 for emergency housing and just over $2 million for rent, mortgage, utility, and move-in subsidies on behalf of people who are homeless, or who would otherwise become homeless. The Own Home program serves clients throughout a broad geographic range that includes seven counties in Missouri and eight counties in Illinois. Own Home staff also provide housing counseling, referral to community resources and a clearinghouse list of landlords with safe and affordable units available to people living with HIV/AIDS. Through the clearinghouse, DOORWAYS’ Own Home program inspects units to determine cleanliness and safety, assesses compliance with housing quality standards, maintains a list of approved units for clients in need, and advocates for clients with landlords and utility companies.


This activity is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.