The Springfield-Greene County area has long been touted as a location with a low cost of living and affordable housing plays a large role in that reputation.

However, low housing costs only show one aspect of the equation. Housing must also be available, safe and of sufficient quality to provide the best benefit to the community. While significant gains have been made in some areas, our lower-income citizens are having difficulty finding quality affordable housing in convenient locations.


Advances in homeless services
Habitat and the Federal Home Loan Bank
Springfield Community Land Trust

Shrinking financial resources and foreclosures
Increasing need for energy assistance
Critical need for emergency
Access to housing/public transportation
Safe, decent and sanitary housing

The following indicators have been identified as instrumental to the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons listed in this section of the 2015 Community Focus Report. Click on an indicator to learn more about the topic.

Owner-Occupied Housing Units

Springfield housing

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