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Healthy Homes

HOUSING ASSISTANCE & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Feed My People provides information on affordable housing locations, Section 8, and in some situations, provide limited financial assistance for housing costs. In addition, Feed My People is the principal partner in the ownership of 48 units of affordable, clean apartments to clients who qualify. These apartment units are primarily for the "working poor," those with some income.
 

HEATER, BLANKETS & FANS

For the winter months we give out electric heaters and blankets to those who have no heat or have poorly insulated homes. In the summer months, we give out fans for cooling in the St. Louis summer heat.
 

SMOKE DETECTORS & BATTERIES

Each fall, Feed My People purchases a limited supply of smoke detectors to be given to clients who own homes. These clients are given smoke detectors to prevent death or injury in case of fire. If clients are renting, they are encouraged to contact their landlord or local fire department. If renting clients are unable to obtain a smoke detector, Feed My People will gladly give them one. We do this in October each year, during "Fire Prevention Month". We encourage all clients to change the batteries in their smoke detectors, in April and October, we have a limited supply of batteries to distribute.
 

HOME WEATHERIZATION

Each office handles this differently. Lemay refers clients to STEP, Inc. while High Ridge has materials on hand. Both offices provide low cost materials to properly weatherize client's living space, to winterize, as well as to cut down on utility costs.