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Community Development
Community Development administers the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs, such as the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and the HOME Program. Funds are used to provide:
  • Community enhancements
  • Home ownership opportunities
  • Social services
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Economic development initiatives

Services of the Division
The Community Development Division provides many community enhancements, from emergency home repairs and home ownership opportunities for low income persons, to the provision of social services, major infrastructure projects, and economic development initiatives. The division's primary mission is to address the housing, economic, and social needs of low to moderate income households, the homeless, and others with special needs. Some of these services include:
  • The Emergency Assistance Program provides assistance to correct spontaneous and life threatening situations in the home.
  • The Low Interest Loan Program provides assistance to promote centralized neighborhood revitalization.
  • Federal Funds Administration administers and regulates compliance of Community Development Block Grant funds.

If you or someone that you know is an owner/occupant of a home located within St. Joseph city limits and you would like to have your house considered for our program, please email the community development loan and fair housing coordinator or call 816-271-4609.

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Contact Us
Don DePriest
Community Development Manager

1100 Frederick Ave.
Room 101A
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-4646
Fx: 816-271-5365

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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