Dec. 4, 2010
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Workshops on Savings, Investing Planned in Cuba, Steelville
ST. JAMES—The Meramec Regional Planning Commission, in cooperation with the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation and the Phelps County PHA Family Self-Sufficiency Program, will host two free homeownership workshops in Crawford County December.
The workshops are planned:
Laurie Rose of Raymond James and Peoples Bank will discuss the ABCs of investing and will provide information on IRAs and certificates of deposit. Linda Huffman of the Phelps County PHA will provide information on MRPC’s rental assistance program and homeownership programs.
The workshops are offered at no cost, and registration is not required.
Free training classes are a part of the MRPC and PHA’s efforts to help prepare families for homeownership and make them aware of the resources available to assist with homeownership or other housing issues. These workshops are a part of MRPC’s outreach efforts in partnership with senior citizen housing groups and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines who has assisted with grant funds to renovate several senior citizen housing complexes in the region.
Persons needing more information may contact Linda Huffman at (573) 265-4200.
MRPC is an active, voluntary council of local governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. The 53-member volunteer board, made up of elected officials and appointed representatives, works to enhance the quality of life in the region. A professional staff assists member communities and counties in the areas of economic and community development, environmental planning, business loans, ordinance codification and housing. Since its formation some 42 years ago, MRPC has secured in excess of $40 million worth of grants to benefit specific cities and counties in the region. MRPC also provides administration of the Phelps County PHA, which offers rental assistance to very low-income families in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Washington counties, and Phelps County, outside the city of Rolla.