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 wait-list (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 wait-list, it could take from six months to more than one year. Placement on the wait-list is on a first come, first served basis.
Q: Does the housing authority implement preferences?
A: No. The housing authority does not implement preferences. We do not justify placement on the wait-list 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. An out-dated address and/or phone number could jeopardize your placement on the wait-list. Our mailing address is:
Lafayette County Housing Authority
1415 S. Odell
Marshall, MO 65340
Q: How do I check my status on the wait-list?
A: The housing authority sends out letters periodically informing you of your status on the wait-list.
Q: Can I complete an application in person?