The City of Neosho invites members of the community to attend a Public Open House on Monday, April 15 from 4 – 6 p.m., to discuss the 2017 Flooding Disaster and suggestions for flood recovery.

The City plans to apply for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funds, available

through the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) federal Disaster Declaration

4317 (DR4317), addressing the April 2017 floods. DR4317 provides $58.5M to be used among

five communities in southern Missouri for the purpose of recovery, specifically in the area of

housing.

Many homes were significantly damaged during the 2017 flood event. Some are currently

inhabitable and/or unoccupied. Others have undergone repairs, but remain in the area where

floodwaters rose, and are likely to rise again.

City leaders are interested in exploring options to enhance the availability of safe and affordable

housing in the community, away from flood-prone areas.

Funds may be used to rehabilitate or raise structures out of the high-water line, or remove the

structures altogether, and work in cooperation with other State agencies to build housing units in

less vulnerable locations.

Prior to completing the final application for funds, Neosho invites residents and property owners,

as well as other civic leaders, to attend this Open House, and share ideas on the most appropriate

projects to be funded with this disaster recovery funding.

The Open House is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2019 from 4 – 6 pm at The Lampo Building, located at 500 Spring St., Neosho, Mo.