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Disabled veteran says St. Charles contractor took thousands of dollars, never did the work | News Headlines

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Ron Roark is a paraplegic veteran who relies on the ramp connected to the deck at his St. Charles home to get around. He said he hired Michael Gore with Michael’s Landscaping and paid him thousands of dollars, but he never followed through on the work. 

“I’m on disability. I’ve saved up for a year and a half to save this money. I mean, it’s tough,” said Roark. “I don’t know how I fell for someone like that.”

Roark agreed to pay $2243.50, according to an invoice he provided to News 4, to fix his deck door and the surrounding frame and well as refinish his deck. 

Roark said Gore asked for half of the money down up front and then he’d take the rest when the work was finished.

Gore told News 4 his tools were stolen from Roark’s home, which is when Roark

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Housing Benefits for Veteran Buyers of Homes for Sale

A lot of homeownership opportunities and housing benefits are available to veterans who live in Texas. As a veteran, you have a right to be aware of these programs that can be very beneficial for you, especially if you’re planning to buy a home in Weatherford real estate.

Texas Veterans Land Board (TVLB)

After the World War II in 1946, the Texas Veterans Land Board or TVLB was created to administer programs that provide long term and low interest loans to Texas veterans to buy land. It is financed by the issuing bonds sanctioned by voters. These bonds, including the expenses for administering it are funded by the participating veterans.

Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP)

Created in 1983 by the Legislature and funded by bonds, the Veterans Housing Assistance Program or VHAP aids Texas veterans in purchasing their own residence. In 1986, it expanded to add a program that provides … Read More