Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

Free homeownership workshops planned in Bourbon, Leasburg

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Linda Hollandsworth at (573) 265-4200 ext. 128

ST. JAMES—The Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency Program will host two free workshops in Bourbon and Leasburg June 10.

The Bourbon workshop will be held from 9 to10 a.m. at Autumn Age Homes, 100 Bernice, Bourbon. The Leasburg workshop will be held 11 a.m. to noon at the Village Apartments of Leasburg community room, at 211 First St., Leasburg.

Phelps County PHA senior housing coordinator, Tammy Rigsby, will present “Budgeting and Savings” and discuss the “10 Steps To Homeownership” at both meetings.

Workshops are offered at no cost to the participant, and pre-registration is not required.

Free training classes are a part of the MRPC and PHA’s efforts to help prepare families who are first-time homebuyers for homeownership and make them aware of the resources available to assist with homeownership. 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, which assists with grant funds to renovate senior citizen housing complexes throughout the region.

Contact Linda Hollandsworth at 265-4200, ext. 128 or email lhollandsworth@meramecregion.org for more information.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 23, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

MRPC provides administration for 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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC and PHA news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion.