North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick has announced that the not-for-profit agency has been awarded $340,000 in Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) HERO program funding to provide major renovations at homes in 12 counties.
“We are thankful to MHDC for this grant award funding,” Patrick said. “Anytime we have an opportunity to improve our 12-county area’s housing stock, we welcome it. I want to also thank the NECAC Housing Development staff for their hard work in preparing the successful grant application.”
The program will provide roof replacements, siding, electrical and plumbing work, and disabled accessibility projects at owner-occupied, income-qualifying homes in Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Shelby and Warren counties. Homes must be at least three years old.
NECAC has received HERO funding for more than a decade, and was part of a pilot project that introduced the program in Macon, Monroe City and Shelbina.
NECAC is a social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency that administers and operates programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, handicapped and disadvantaged through partnerships, contracts and grants with government agencies, private businesses and other non-profit groups. NECAC is one of 19 non-profit Community Action Agencies in Missouri and part of a national network of 980 agencies.
MHDC announced approval of the project at its annual funding meeting Decd. 19 in Columbia. Applications are being taken at the following NECAC Service Centers:
Lewis County: 408 S. Fourth in Canton -- 573-288-3969.
Lincoln County: 11 Woodcrest Dr. in Troy -- 636-528-7604.
Macon County: 907 Highway PP in Macon -- 660-385-4616.
Marion County: 3518 Palmyra Road in Hannibal -- 573-221-7166.
Monroe County: 314 N. Washington in Paris -- 660-327-4110.
Montgomery County: 137 Farnen in Montgomery City -- 573-564-3606.
Pike County: 805 Bus. Hwy. 61 North in Bowling Green -- 573-324-2207.
Ralls County: 411 Main in New London -- 573-985-2411.
Randolph County: 1903 N. Morley Suite B in Moberly -- 660-263-6595.
Shelby County: 204 E. Third in Shelbyville -- 573-633-2210.
St. Charles County: 3400 Meadow Pointe Drive in O’Fallon -- 636-272-3477
Warren County: 120 E. Main in Warrenton -- 636-456-8191