Popular Bluff Organizations to Start Area Homeless Shelter

Convene to Bring various organizations throughout Butler County are coming together to attempt to bring a homeless shelter to the region. Officials say, said they are looking to bring in a homeless shelter to Poplar Bluff to help out families and individuals with shelter and other resources to help them.  Funding for the area project would be funded by a Community Block Development Grant with request of $750,000. The Butler County Commission Office  is currently applying for the grant with assistant from Ozark Footheels Regional Planning Commission The Commission Office will send the application to state officials via the Missouri after they receive funds from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  to accommodate housing needs after the devastating flood  that hit the area two years ago. Officials say, If approved the $750,000 will go towards the purchase of the property, building construction and funds for full time positions. She also added that there are additional $50,000 grants available for case management and rapid rehousing funds that could help with the project as well.

 

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