|Here are some details about the new homebuyer assistance program in Joplin . The Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program (JHAP) uses funds from the US Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant’s Disaster Recovery funds for homeownership programs to repopulate the Joplin tornado area.
JHAP provides assistance for down payments and/or closing costs up to $30,000 for individuals and families at or below 120% of the area median income (not poverty level, this is middle-to-lower income families).
Homes must be purchased inside the city limits of Joplin and inside the “tornado zone” as outlined on the city of Joplin website.
Interested individuals may find out more information online hee. Interested families should contact Economic Security Corporation for an intake at (417) 781-0352, asking for the JHAP coordinator.