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Phelps County Public Housing Authority’s annual plan open for comment

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Linda Hollandsworth

Public hearing set for March 7

ST. JAMES—The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) will host a public hearing to accept comments on the PHA’s Annual Plan at 10 a.m., March 7 at MRPC, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James. The Phelps County PHA provides HUD Section 8 rental assistance to persons in the counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps (outside the city of Rolla) and Washington.

The plan is a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, operations and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA plan: the five-year plan, which each PHA submits to HUD once every fifth PHA fiscal year and the annual plan, which is submitted to HUD every year by non-qualified agencies. 

The plan is available for review at Meramec Regional Planning Commission(MRPC)/Phelps County PHA, beginning Jan. 22 through March 7. Written comments will be accepted through March 7 and can be submitted to MRPC to the attention of Linda Hollandsworth, PHA Program Manager. 

Persons needing more information should contact Hollandsworth at 573-265-4200.

Anyone needing special accomodations for the public hearing should contact Hollandsworth at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. 

MRPC provides staffing for the Phelps County PHA and operates the HUD Housing Choice Voucher program on its behalf.

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. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 25 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.orgor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.

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