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Nearly $6 Million given in assistance for home purchases through new J-HAP program

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The City of Joplin's J-HAP program officially reached $5,782,356 in financial assistance for local homebuyers through December, offering support to individuals and families who wish to purchase a home in the recovery area. Launched in August, 2013 by the City to help support single-family housing recovery following the May 2011 disaster, J-HAP has received a high level of interest from public, with more than 450 J-HAP applications received and 216 J-HAP closings completed to date.

The J-HAP Program Office is located at 519 S. Main Street Joplin. For further details please call 417-850-2249.

The Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program (J-HAP) has been implemented to assist eligible homebuyers with down-payment and/or closing costs. Funding assistance for this program is being provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) award, which was received as a result of the May 22, 2011 tornado.

J-HAP is intended to repopulate the tornado affected area and not limited to first-time homebuyers or to those strictly affected by the tornado. Joplin residents and others interested in moving to Joplin can learn more about the J-HAP qualifications and guidelines by logging onto the City's CDBG-DR website under the J-HAP information link at http://www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-dr. Full eligibility requirements will be provided at the time of application to the program. Individuals who have additional questions or who are interested in applying for the J-HAP should call the J-HAP Program Office at 417-850-2249 to schedule an appointment. A J-HAP Application Packet may obtained by submitting a request to the J-HAP Program Office by e-mail at JHAP@joplinmo.org or in person at 519 S. Main Street Joplin, MO 64801.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are available within the J-HAP information link at www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-dr . We encourage all potential applicants, agents, lenders, and builders to please refer to the FAQs, or contact the J-HAP Program Office with any questions or concerns at 417-850-2249.


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