Need for Jefferson City low-income housing has grown five years since 2019 tornado

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“Five years after the May 22, 2019, tornado hit Jefferson City, local leaders say low-income housing is a problem that’s only grown in the area. According to a 2022 Jefferson City Housing study, 152 units were destroyed and over 4,000 were damaged. Ninety-five percent of the units destroyed were rentals. Jefferson City Salvation Army Center of Hope Director Brian Vogeler says the tornado affected hundreds of low-income housing units in Cole County.”

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