Jackson County Executive to Report
Progress on Homeless Assistance Program 

December 17, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, MO) –  Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will make a presentation on Thursday, December 19 about Jackson County Constructing Futures, a collaborative project between Jackson County and several community partners. 

The program focuses on a 3-fold benefit to the community. Rehabilitating a vacant home, which can often be a focal point of crime, providing that home to a family that has recently been homeless, and a jobs program that creates training opportunities for people who are unemployed, under-employed or may have been previously incarcerated.  

The presentation will take place at 11:00 AM Thursday morning at the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center (3700 Woodland Ave, Kansas City, Missouri).

Jackson County Constructing Futures was founded in 2008 by County Executive Sanders. Community partners include Connections to Success, Habitat for Humanity, and the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. Primary funds for the project are provided through the Jackson County Legislature’s Housing Resources Commission (HRC). The HRC is a five-person commission responsible for disbursing the County’s Homeless Assistance Fund.  

Attendees of the Thursday morning press conference include:

● Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders

● Jackson County Legislator & HRC Chairman Bishop James D. Tindall (2nd District)

● Brad Lambert, Director of Connections to Success

● Representatives of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

County officials will lead a tour of a newly renovated home following the presentation.

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