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J-Heart Program to Help Low Income Homeowners

The Joplin City Council approves funds for a new program that will help low income homeowners repair their homes from the 2011 tornado.
JOPLIN, MO---The program is called the J-heart Program. This will provide financial assistance to low income single family homeowners that were within the tornado zone that had their homes damaged and still have not made all their repairs. 

775,000 dollars of the Disaster Recovery Fund will go towards this program. Three non-profit agencies will administer the program. These include: Economic Security Corporation, Catholic Charities and Rebuild Joplin. These agencies will make available their disaster funds up to 25,000 dollars per home, depending on their need in rehabilitation assistance.

Community Block Grant Project Manager Patty Heagel says, "We're rolling this out new. We've been working on it for quite a while, we knew that this was just another piece of helping to rebuild the tornado zone area." 

Heagal says more information on how you can apply for these funds will be available soon. We will make sure to give you all the information once it is made available.
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