Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Congressman Cleaver Announces Critical Support for the Homeless

Kansas City – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II today announced a series of extraordinary awards to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the entire metropolitan area

Attorney General Koster announces preliminary support for proposed multistate settlement with mortgage servicing industry

Jefferson City, MO – February 9, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he has given preliminary support to a proposed multistate agreement with some of the largest financial institutions in the country to settle civil claims related to the national mortgage foreclosure crisis.

University of Missouri Public Health Students Collaborates with Engineers to Take on Sanitation, Water Issues in Central America

Columbia, MO – November 11, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — To be able to adjust quickly to different situations and to take care of patients from different backgrounds with understanding and respect are essential skills for soon to be doctors, nurses, and every public health professionals. Now, University of Missouri’s Master of Public Health Program students will go abroad to be educated about public health issues outside of the country and offer beneficial research to the residents of the underprivileged areas.

Statement from State Treasurer Clint Zweifel following unanimous approval of his plan to tackle homelessness

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – August 26, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) issued a statement today following the ratification of a $122 million housing plan to tackle homelessness in Missouri. The plan was approved unanimously by the state’s housing commission at its meeting today.

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel renews call for state’s housing commission to ratify funding to fight homelessness

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – August 22, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) today renewed his call for the state’s housing commission to approve using 33 percent of its housing tax credits resources, or about $122 million in state and federal funding to fight homelessness throughout Missouri. The proposal is currently recommended by commission staff for approval as part of the 2012 Qualified Application Plan that is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, Aug. 25

FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice at Home Stores

Columbia, MO – July 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Kennett to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm and flood damage.

Missouri Housing Commission approves $1.7 million for disaster recovery

May 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — MHDC Chairman Jeffrey S. Bay convened a special meeting on Thursday, May 26, at which the Board of Commissioners approved a proposal to provide housing to Missouri residents who were displaced as a result of recent disasters. The Board unanimously agreed to provide immediate shelter for people who are homeless and to provide assistance to those in imminent danger of becoming homeless

Missouri Housing Agency Participates in National Summit on Homelessness

Kansas City, MO – January 4, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — On December 1, 2010, Heather Bradley-Geary of Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) participated in a national summit in Washington, D.C. organized by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). The collaborative meeting, “Searching for Balance: Civic Engagement in Communities Responding to Homelessness,” was organized with the goal of developing constructive alternatives to the criminalization of homelessness

Places for People and Treasurer Clint Zweifel break ground on specialized housing for chronically homeless

December 9, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) and Places for People broke ground today on Places at Page, Missouri’s first affordable housing development funded by the state’s housing commission specifically targeted to alleviate homelessness amongst individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. Places for People Executive Director Francie Broderick, Treasurer Zweifel, construction workers and future Places at Page residents helped break down a wall in the new facility expected to be completed by late 2011.

Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness to Recognize National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 17, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 14-20, is being honored at an all-day event hosted by the Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness on Thursday, November 18, at the state capitol. The theme of this year’s event and poster contest is “A Home for Everyone.”

Project Homeless Connect Event Coming to Sedalia in 2011

November 16, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) has selected Sedalia as the host city for its 2011 Project Homeless Connect Event to be held in the fall of 2011. The event is designed to serve the homeless population of Pettis County and the surrounding areas.

Treasurer Clint Zweifel honored as Outstanding Legislator by National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Louis

FRONTENAC, MO – November 12, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) has been chosen to receive the Outstanding Legislator Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness – St. Louis. Treasurer Zweifel will receive the award at 9 p.m on Saturday, November 13 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel. The award recognizes his efforts to create specialized housing through the state’s housing agency targeted specifically at Missourians suffering from mental illness and chronic homelessness

Missouri agencies seek $16 million in funding for homelessness prevention

November 3, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC), which administers the Missouri Housing Trust Fund (MHTF), has received applications from agencies in the latest funding round in excess of $16 million. The agencies have requested MHTF monies for a variety of housing needs, including assistance to homeless shelters, providing rent subsidies and funds for emergency home repairs, and the construction and rehabilitation of low-income rental housing. $3.7 million in funding is available for allocation.

Treasurer Clint Zweifel calls for $127 million housing package for Missourians suffering from mental illness

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – August 18, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) today called on the Missouri Housing Development Commission to pass a multi-million dollar package to provide housing for Missourians suffering from a mental illness at its meeting on August 20 in Jefferson City. The plan requires no new spending; instead it leverages existing federal and state resources by allocating $127 million, or 33 percent, of affordable housing resources for fiscal year 2011 to create needed housing that tackles mental illness and chronic homelessness.

Missouri Agencies Receive $4.4 Million in Homeless Support Funding from HUD

Kansas City, MO – July 16, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The Obama Administration announced July 7 that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is allocating approximately $190 million to more than 550 new projects throughout the United States that will assist thousands of individuals and families who are homeless.