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serving the missouri meramec area.

Due to a rise in cases of COVID-19 in the region and out of an abundance of caution for our staff, the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Phelps County Public Housing Agency office will again be locking it’s doors and limiting access to the public. The office remains operational and staff are available by appointment only. In an effort to reduce Covid-19 exposure, we are using extra precautions to reduce person-to-person contact for the foreseeable future. Until further notice, we will not accept walk-ins or unscheduled appointments. We encourage everyone to conduct business with us by phone, email, mail, or fax to the extent possible. You may also drop paperwork into our dropbox by our main housing entrance on the south side of our building while we are closed.


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.


Some staff will be working from home, but many will be 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