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serving the missouri meramec area.

Phelps County PHA elects new officers

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For more information, contact
Donald Keeney or Caitlin Jones

ST. JAMES—The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) elected new officers for fiscal year 2022-2023. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel will serve as chairman, while Dent County Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles will serve as vice chairman, and Maries County Presiding Commissioner Vic Stratman will be secretary. 

Phelps County PHA is an equal opportunity housing agency that offers HUD’s housing choice voucher rental assistance to very low-income families in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps (outside the city of Rolla) and Washington counties. Osage and Pulaski counties, also a part of the Meramec Region, are served by other housing agencies. 

The PHA also offers the Family Self-Sufficiency Program where clients develop a goal-oriented, five-year plan that moves them toward self-sufficiency and independence from government programs. The PHA serves about 740 families each month; about 80 of those participate in the FSS program.

The Phelps County PHA board consists of presiding commissioners and one resident advisory board member. The PHA contracts with the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) to operate and staff the program. The PHA is located at 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, the same building as MRPC. For persons needing housing assistance, they can now apply online at phelpsco.housingmanager.com. For more information, call 573-265-4200 or visit the Phelps County PHA webpage at www.meramecregion.org/mrpc-programs-and-services/phelps-county-pha/

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. Steve Vogt, representing the city of Belle, serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 36 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.

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