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.
“With its vote today, the housing commission and the citizens of Missouri are putting forth an unmatched amount of resources to tackle homelessness in Missouri,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “We are going to embark on the creation of sustainable long-term housing that begins the process of eliminating homelessness for 24,000 Missourians, of which 5,000 are veterans and 16,000 are school-age children with an average age of eight. We are saving taxpayer resources by being smarter and more efficient, we are being flexible so markets can adjust to local needs and we are being accountable in our use of public money. We know this can work, and we know we have a long road ahead, but with this commitment we are showing our dedication. A dedication that says as Missourians we don’t want our veterans, our family members, our friends, our future sleeping in uncertain conditions with nowhere to call home when we have the resources – the resources to give every Missourian a place to call home.”