City Receives Housing Rehabilitation Grant Funding, Available for Qualified Applicants

The City of Cape Girardeau has received a $219,990 rehabilitation grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa, for rehabilitation of housing units in the city limits of Cape Girardeau. This grant is the result of a cooperative effort with Wood & Huston Bank and the City of Cape Girardeau.

The grant provides rehabilitation funding for a total of 30 housing units at $7,000 per unit for individuals and families at 50 percent of the area median, as approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant applications will be first come, first served, with priority given to senior citizens first and the disabled second. The grant will be for those applicable within Cape Girardeau’s city limits.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 401 Independence Street, to explain the program, answer any questions concerning the program, and to take applications.

Applications may also be taken after April 28 at the Planning Services Division office on the second floor of City Hall during the regular business hours of 8 a.m.  to 12 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. If you are unable to get to the second floor, please contact the Planning Services Division and someone will be available for assistance with the application.

For questions concerning the housing rehabilitation program or any of the application procedures, please contact Steve Williams, Housing Assistance Coordinator, at the Planning Services Division office by calling (573) 339-6327.