Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says the state will play a long-term role in rebuilding housing in Joplin after the deadly May 22 tornado.
Nixon will travel to Joplin today to announce what he describes as a "major initiative to address both the near-term and long-term housing needs."
He says it will involve both federal and state resources to support home construction.
The tornado killed 159 people and destroyed thousands of homes while wiping out a large section of the city.