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A contract for deed is an agreement whereby a buyer of a home makes regular payments to a seller for an agreed period or up to an agreed amount (see sidebar on p. 3 of the attachment below for more information). The seller holds legal title to the property until the final payment is made.
Urban homesteading is a unique opportunity for individuals with construction skills and/or experience in home repair to acquire and rehab homes in poor condition. Eligible properties are truly abandoned and cannot be purchased or otherwise acquired. The houses must be:
Justice in the Halls: MMLS attorneys are available in the Boone County Courthouse during the Housing Docket to provide legal information and pro se forms to tenants coming to court in eviction cases and can provide legal assistance to eligible individuals who complete an application.  Contact MMLS at 573-442-0116
Many persons served by legal aid programs in Missouri may be facing eviction and are unable to get an attorney.  Sadly, we do not have the resources to serve all those who seek our help. We are providing a link to the https://motenanthelp.org that can help self-represented persons defend themselves. The website can produce a document which a tenant can file with the court where their eviction is pending. Additionally, the website has tons of helpful information about evictions.
The four legal aid programs and the EHOC in Missouri held a statewide Zoom webinar, under funding from HUD, on the topic of "Preventing "Eviction". To view the webinar, click on the following link: webinar Please note, the video is located on YouTube and the audio has about a 25 second delay. If you click on the above link, you will be leaving this website. You may also view the information in pdf format linked below.  
If you think you are near to foreclosure on your house, you can take steps to avoid the foreclosure.  The Missouri Bar has published a brochure with valuable information for you.  Click on the document below to open the brochure.
By Paul Adler Published: Nov. 17, 2021
The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) maintains informational materials on their website regarding the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's anti-eviction moratorium order.  For more information go to:  
Owning a home is a key part of the American dream. Unfortunately, if you have a disability, you may find it harder to afford to buy and retrofit a home to accommodate your needs. That’s because if you are unable to work or if you face significant medical expenses, you might not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage or provide a 20% down payment.
Safe, secure affordable housing is a basic human need, as well as a critical component of family stability and community success.