Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the housing authority have emergency housing?
A: There is no emergency housing available through the Lafayette County Housing Authority. You may have to reach out to your local MVCAA Family Resource Center.
Q: How long will it take for my application to be processed?
A: Once your application is submitted, we will review the application to verify it is complete. When the application is complete, we will place you on a waitlist (this may take a few weeks to process).
Q: How long does it take to be housed?
A: It varies. Depending on your placement on the waitlist, it could take from six months to more than one year. Placement on the waitlist is on a first come, first served basis.
Q: Does the housing authority implement preferences?
A: No. The housing housing authority does not implement preferences. Placement on the waitlist is on a first come, first served basis. We do not justify placement on the waitlist for individuals or families based on their current situation.
Q: How do I update the information on my application?
A: You must submit changes to your address and/or phone number in writing. It is critical that you keep your address and phone contact information up-to-date so that you can receive our documentation via the U.S. Postal Service. Our mailing address is:
Lafayette County Housing Authority
1415 S. Odell
Marshall, MO 65340
Q: How do I check where I place on the waitlist?
A: Call our office at 660.886.7476 and dial extension 1402 for Wendy, or extension 1401 for Sarron. You will need to have your social security number available and provide your birth date.
Q: Can I complete an application in person?
A: Yes. Call your local Family Resource Center to schedule an appointment.