Boone County Community Action Teams (CAT)
USDA Loan Packaging
Wanting to purchase a home but discouraged by the amount of paperwork and fees associated with this? CMCA is now assisting low income, first-time homeowners with loan applications for the USDA Housing and Rural Development Program.
Bike for New Beginnings
CMCA partners with the Re-Entry Opportunity Center and PedNet to provide bicycles for Boone County residents who have recently been released from a state or local correctional facility. Upon release, former inmates do not have a driver’s license, and many will never be able to get one, so the lack of transportation becomes a significant barrier to their success. Bicycle ownership is a positive alternative to this dilemma and has been shown to reduce recidivism rates.
USDA Loan Packaging
Do you want to buy a home, but you’re not able to get conventional financing for a home loan? CMCA is now assisting low and very low-income residents with loan applications for the USDA Housing and Rural Development Program.
Providing Resource Assistance to the ROC
The Re-Entry Opportunity Center (The ROC) is a research and evidence-based program designed to reduce recidivism rates for recently released individuals from the MO Dept. of Corrections. The ROC provides comprehensive residential transition services including safe and drug free housing, the provision of basic needs, life skills training, case management, and one-on-one and group counseling. More than400 newly released individuals rely on the ROC for support. CMCA provides a weekly presence at the ROC to help those individuals find resources in the community to help them succeed. Bike to the Future is program CMCA has been helping to develop to address the issue of transportation for individuals. People released from the Dept. of Corrections typically do not have a driver’s license and may never be able to get one, so bicycle ownership is a positive alternative to the dilemma, and access to transportation can reduce recidivism by providing individuals viable transportation to get to and from work and other necessary locations.