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  32.117.  Homelessness assistance projects — business firms proposing to provide, approval required — location of project requirements — tax credit, amount. — 1.  Any business firm which engages in the activity of providing a homeless assistance project for low-income persons in the state of Missouri shall receive a tax credit as provided in section 32.115, if the division of community development within the department of economic development annually approves the proposal of the business firm.  The proposal shall only be approved if the project is located in a city with a population of four hundred thousand or more inhabitants which is located in more than one county and which serves a mix of rural and urban counties.

  2.  For purposes of this section "low-income persons" shall mean families or persons with incomes of fifty percent or less of median income adjusted for family size as allowed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under section 8.

  3.  The purpose of a homeless assistance project shall be to serve low-income families or persons who are experiencing economic crisis caused by one or more of the following:

  (1)  Loss of employment;

  (2)  Medical disability or emergency;

  (3)  Loss or delay of some form of public assistance benefits;

  (4)  Natural disaster;

  (5)  Substantial change in household composition;

  (6)  Victimization by criminal activity;

  (7)  Illegal action by a landlord;

  (8)  Displacement by government or private action; or

  (9)  Some other condition which constitutes a hardship.

  4.  The amount of the tax credit shall not exceed fifty-five percent of the value of the proposal benefits, which shall include one or more of the following types of benefits to low-income persons in order to be eligible:

  (1)  Payment of rent or mortgage for not more than three months during any twelve-month period;

  (2)  Payment to a landlord of a rent deposit or a security deposit for not more than two months during any twelve-month period;

  (3)  Case management services which shall include support services such as child care, education resource assistance, job resource assistance, counseling, and resource and referral;

  (4)  Outreach services to low-income persons to prevent homelessness;

  (5)  Transitional housing facilities with support services.

  5.  The homeless assistance program shall give priority to the following types of low-income families or individuals:

  (1)  Families with minor children who are in imminent danger of removal from the family because of a lack of suitable housing accommodation;

  (2)  Single parent household;

  (3)  Other households with children;

  (4)  Households with a disabled household member or a household member who is at least sixty-five years of age;

  (5)  All other households.

  6.  The organization implementing a homeless assistance program pursuant to this section shall make annual reports identifying the goal of the program, the number of recipients served, the type of services rendered, and moneys expended to provide the program.  The program report shall be submitted to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tem of the senate.  These reports shall also be available to the general public upon request.

  7.  For each of the fiscal years beginning on July 1, 1991, and July 1, 1992, one million dollars in tax credits may be allowed to be used for the homeless assistance pilot project, pursuant to this section.

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(L. 1990 H.B. 960)

Effective 10-01-90


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