JOPLIN, MO.--- The City of Joplin is opening its rehabilitation program to nonprofit agencies. It's one of the programs offered with the $45 million Community Block Grant from HUD that the city received after the tornado. $1.5 million of the funding will go toward the rehabilitation program. City leaders will take applications from organizations who are interested in applying for funding to fix single family owner occupied homes in the tornado affected area.
"We think between the homebuyer's assistance program with getting people in new homes and building new homes, and this program with actually repairing homes, those two things combined will have a drastic effect on the quality of housing in the area," said Jonathan Raiche, Assistant City Planer.
The city is holding two meetings next week for interested agencies, for more information click here.
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