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HUD announces approximately $72,000 in Housing Choice Voucher funding in Southwest Missouri

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC SECURITY CORPORATION OF SOUTHWEST AREA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces additional Housing Choice Voucher funding available to Southwest Missourians

Approximately $72,000 additional funding is available

Joplin, MO February 5, 2014, - Jasper County Public Housing Agency, a division of Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) announces additional funding.

Are you looking for a warm safe place to call home? Are you struggling to make ends meet due to the rising costs of utilities, food and rent. When You Are Ready! We Can Help!

ESC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The goal is to alleviate rent burden for Southwest Missourians who are working and still paying over 40% of their earned income toward rent and utilities, the elderly and disabled who are living on a fixed income, often paying over 40% of their income toward rent. This strengthens our housing community and provides economic opportunity to private property owners while improving the quality of life by protecting the participant by providing safe and affordable housing choice. This housing opportunity is about filling a gap, while allowing people the opportunity to choose housing that meets program requirements. In addition, any participant who desires self-sufficiency has an opportunity to increase their employment or educational skills through the Housing Choice Voucher’s Family Self Sufficiency opportunity a path to the American Dream.

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