NECAC program helps to accomplish two goals

A new program is helping to accomplish two goals.

The 'Aspire Partnership Homes' was created by the Northeast Community Action Corporation to provide lower income individuals and families with safe and secure homes.

The partnership will also help inmates of the Federal Prison System learn career skills to re-enter the workforce. The inmates will work alongside carpenter apprentices who will provide instruction and assistance.

The new homes will be a ranch-style with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Applicants must be able to pay for foundations, utility hookups, flooring and carpet.

"The inmates will be building the home, then we will be transporting the home to the lot or the land that the homeowner would have purchased," said Debbie Smith, Home Ownership Programs Director.

Anyone who lives in Missouri is welcome to apply for a home. If you are interested in applying for a home, household income for individuals or couples cannot exceed $45,220. Household income for families of three or more cannot exceed $51,680.

For more information on how to go about applying for a home, feel free to contact Debbie Smith at