A tax credit that advocates say has been crucial for a number of low-income housing projects in Joplin and the surrounding area is facing a major cut in state funding.The Missouri Housing Development Commission this past week cast an initial vote not to allocate state funds that match federal dollars in the form of a low-income housing tax credit. The decision, which would eliminate $140 million in state funding for the program, needs another vote before becoming final.Gov.
The Joplin School Board on Tuesday night refinanced bonds issued after being approved by voters in 2012, a move the district's financial adviser, G.K. Baum & Company, said will save it almost $3 million in interest payments over the life of the bonds.Board President Jeff Koch said the district's interest rate on the bonds, which run through 2033, will decrease from 5 percent to 3 percent. "It was funds we had to pay anyway, so we'll take the savings," Koch said.
Some elderly Joplin residents will have gifts to open this Christmas, thanks to a longtime community outreach program.Empire District Electric Co. is again sponsoring its Christmas Elves program, now in its 30th year.
Missouri Housing Development Commission votes to eliminate state funding for low-income housing tax credits. Gov. @EricGreitens has slammed the program for inefficiency, but advocates say it has helped Joplin. https://t.co/Sj8kAnqVaO
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