Helping People, Changing Lives.

MOCA’s office hours are 8am-noon, 1pm-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

We will be closed for lunch from noon to 1pm.



Welcome to Missouri Ozarks Community Action

Our Mission: To strengthen our communities and encourage self-reliance; we work in partnership with our communities by implementing programs and providing resources to improve lives and inspire hope for low-income individuals and families.

MOCA's Services

Community Services

Acts as a catalyst for community coordination to bring about changes in the community, which have a positive effect on low-income participants. Low-income issues such as transportation, housing, and education are addressed through community coordination projects.


Head Start

Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Staff members offer children love, acceptance, understanding and the opportunity to learn and experience success. Children will leave Head Start more prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning and ready to succeed.

Section 8 Housing

MOCA’s Housing Department administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Camden, Laclede, Miller and Pulaski Counties. The program’s primary goals are to help low-income families in obtaining safe, decent and affordable privately–owned rental housing.

The amount of assistance for eligible families is determined by income levels. All units must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards to be eligible for Section 8 HUD program. Anyone interested in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is encouraged to apply as soon as possible at MOCA. There is a waiting list to participate in the rental program, and selection from the waiting list is strictly by date and time of application.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher-Frequently Asked Questions, Documents and Application .

2024 Utility Allowance.

2024 HUD Income Guidelines

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Liheap)

Low Income Home Energy Program, provides energy assistance to low income families

LIHEAP Information and Application

How it works


Weatherization Program

Weatherization is a program that helps low-income families become more economically secure by offering a hand-up, not a handout. The purpose of Weatherization is to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, particularly elderly people with disabilities, families with children, by improving the energy efficiency of their home, insuring their health and safety, and reducing their residential expenditures.

Weatherization Application

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Get Involved

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul motivated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Community Action helps people and changes lives. If you would like to be a part of this movement and make a differance in your community please give us a call at   573 765 3263. It could be the most rewarding call of your life.


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