Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Koster announced today his support for the allocation of more than $500,000 in disaster-relief funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) to assist families across Missouri whose homes were damaged or destroyed by recent flooding. In an emergency Commission meeting on January 11, Koster voted to distribute money to eight community-relief organizations spread throughout the state. The motion specifically called for the allocation of otherwise unused or uncommitted MHDC funds to be directed for immediate flood relief, and it passed unanimously.
The organizations set to receive relief funds are as follows:
- People’s Community Action Corporation (St. Louis City)
- Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. (St. Louis County)
- Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (Jefferson, Franklin counties)
- North East Community Action Corporation (Lincoln, Montgomery, Warren, Pike, St. Charles counties)
- Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton counties)
- Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation (Scott County)
- East Missouri Action Agency (Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve counties)
- South Central Missouri Community Action Agency (Ripley, Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Shannon, Wayne counties)
“The widespread flooding in recent weeks has left many Missourians without a safe, dry place to live,” Koster said. “I am pleased that MHDC was able to offer over half a million dollars in aid to help those affected by the flood, and I thank the Commission’s staff for their responsiveness to this crisis.”
In addition, Koster’s Consumer Protection Division is participating this week in a series of resource centers in eastern and southeastern Missouri, providing resource materials with tips to help consumers recover from flooding and to avoid becoming victims of scams seen after natural disasters.