Similar to the Own Home Subsidy Program that serves the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Outstate Subsidies provides rent, utility, and financial assistance to people living with HIV in outstate Missouri and Illinois. 68% of our Outstate clients report incomes at or below 30% of the Average Median Income (AMI).



With a shortage of specialized health care in rural areas, these services are funded through a grant secured by DOORWAYS from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program to improve
quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV.  While DOORWAYS directly manages these funds in the 62 Missouri counties, Fifth Street Renaissance deploys services in 55 Illinois counties.


Program Staff Contact Information


The Outstate counties in Missouri are served by the following DOORWAYS staff who may be reached during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • Kimberly Wright:  Phone: 573-409-0150    Email: kwright@doorwayshousing.org Kimberly is located in Columbia, MO, (Boone County) and will serve 33 counties in the North Central portion of Missouri: Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Charlton, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan.

  • Julie Hanson:  Phone: 417-238-2789    Email: jhanson@doorwayshousing.org
    Julie is located in Springfield, MO (Greene County) and will serve 29 counties in the Southwest portion of Missouri:  Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, Wright.


The Outstate counties in Illinois are served through Fifth Street Renaissance, which has locations in Springfield, IL, and Belleville, IL. These offices combined serve 55 counties in the Southern, Western, and Northern regions of the state. For information on services funded through the DOORWAYS HOPWA grant in Illinois, please contact Ranesha Green:
217-544-5040 Ext. 27   Email: greenraeneshafsr@yahoo.com



The focus of this program is to contribute to housing stability for those with a history of chronic housing instability. Outstate provides both short-term support and long-term interventions. Program success is achieved when clients are able to retain housing.

Outstate serves 


counties in Missouri and


counties in Illinois.