FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 17, 2012
Statement from State Treasurer Clint Zweifel following approval of 155 new units of housing to target homelessness in Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) issued a statement today following the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s approval of 155 units of housing to target homelessness across Missouri. The commission has now approved 356 units of specialized housing focused on individuals suffering from a mental illness, persons dealing with physical, mental or emotional impairment, people with a developmental disability, persons currently homeless, veterans and youth aging out of foster care since the Treasurer began pushing the issue in 2010.
"Today’s vote continues the transformation in Missouri of how we face and overcome our crisis of homelessness," Treasurer Zweifel said. "For veterans, school-aged children and families, we have made a commitment to smart, efficient, affordable housing that provides a safe place to call home. This vote saves money for taxpayers, reacts to market needs and uses best practices from around the country to meet the homelessness crisis head on at a local level. I am proud of today’s vote and thank my fellow commissioners for their support."