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serving the missouri meramec area.

The offices of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Phelps County Public Housing Agency are open to the public. We continue to be cautious as this pandemic continues. We are slowly moving toward in-person meetings. If you can conduct business with us by phone, email, mail, or fax, that is preferred to reduce face-to-face contact and minimize the number of people in the office. Masks are encouraged and available at the office for in-person visits. We ask that you limit the number of people to what is absolutely necessary to attend in-person visits. If you are sick or running a temperature, we ask that you not enter our building. We also have hand-sanitizer at both entrances, and we clean tables and desks after each use. Housing clients may also drop paperwork into our drop box by our main housing entrance on the south side of our building while we are closed. We are planning to transition to in-person, small group housing briefing sessions and resume interior housing inspections in May, if active COVID cases in our counties remain steady or decline.


CURRENT TENANTS OR LANDLORDS are asked to call ahead to schedule an appointment, if absolutely necessary, at 573-265-4200. All re-certifications will be done on time and will be completed by mail or email. Staff will be limiting one-on-one contact and will meet in person only as a last resort.

NEW APPLICANTS may apply online at:  https://phelpsco.housingmanager.com

New applicants may print off a paper application by going to the MRPC website at:  https://www.meramecregion.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Application.pdf

Paper applications can be picked up at MRPC, #4 Industrial Drive, St. James, both at the back door and front foyer.  Completion of the application must be done off site. 

To request that a paper application be mailed to you, please call 573-265-4200 or email pha@meramecregion.org.

Completed paper applications can be dropped off at out drop box located in back of the building in our drop box or may be mailed to:

Phelps County PHA
4 Industrial Drive
St. James, MO 65559

INSPECTIONS: Staff will be completing inspections in a timely manner, however, they will be accomplished in a different manner. Landlords and tenants will be advised of the new procedures, if an inspection is needed.


Phone: 573-265-4200
Fax: 573-265-3550
Email: pha@meramecregion.org
PHA website: https://www.meramecregion.org/mrpc-programs-and-services/phelps-county-pha/

Individuals are encouraged to utilize these forms of communications. One-on-one contact will be used as a last resort.


Most staff are working in office, but schedules are varied, and some staff work from home from time to time. If you need to meet with a staff member, please call ahead to make sure they are in the office.

To contact the MRPC main office:

Phone: 573-265-2993
Fax: 573-265-3550
Email address: https://www.meramecregion.org/about-mrpc/staff/
Website: https://www.meramecregion.org