Habitat for Humanity Finds New Way to Help Homeowners


A new program through the Jasper County Area Habitat for Humanity will help fund big repair jobs for homeowners in need.

The organization has received a $460,000 grant through Federal Home Loan Bank, thanks to its partnership with Mid-Missouri Bank.
The funds will be used for the Critical Home Repair Program, which means window repair, wheelchair accessibility upgrades, and other large projects can now be done for homeowners in need.
A home in Carl Junction is one of the first homes to be worked on using the grant money.
Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Scott Clayton, is grateful the funding is allowing volunteers to do more than they’ve ever been able to do before.
“It’s just been wonderful. We’re excited about being able to start this. We have our home construction we do, we have our light repairing that we do, we have our ReStore that’s doing great, and now we can help in this area, which is major rehab for homeowners in need,” says Clayton.
The program is primarily for elderly and physically disabled residents in Jasper County.
Recipients must meet income guidelines, there’s a payback element, and several other criteria must be met.
For more information, click here.     http://www.joplinhabitat.org/critical-home-repair/

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