Delegation Announces More Than $1.6 Million In Grants For Homelessness Programs

Delegation Announces More Than $1.6 Million In Grants For Homelessness Programs

HUD Programs Provide Resources To Aid North Dakota’s Homeless

Washington, DC – January 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $1,665,449 in federal grants to organizations and government agencies throughout North Dakota to combat homelessness in the state.

With months of winter weather still ahead, the Congressional delegation said the funding from HUD’s Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program come at a critical time for North Dakotans in need.

HUD’s SHP helps the homeless transition into living in a stable place, increasing their skills or income, and gaining more control over the decisions that affect their lives. Supportive Housing Program grants were awarded to:

Abused Adult Resource Center (Bismarck) $78,819
Community Violence Intervention Center Inc. (Grand Forks) $95,845
Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority $150,000
Grand Lodge of North Dakota I.O.O.F. (Fargo) $46,675
North Dakota Association for the Disabled, Inc. $34,184
North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, Inc. (Fargo) $74,072
Prairie Harvest Mental Health (Grand Forks) $84,999
Red River Valley Community Action (Grand Forks) $45,202
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House (Bismarck) $39,999
St. Vincent of Grand Forks $15,277
Women’s Alliance Inc. DBA: Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis (Bismarck) $37,600
YWCA Cass Clay (Fargo) $290,729

The S + C program provides rental assistance that, when combined with social services, provides supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and their families. The program allows for a variety of housing choices such as group homes or individual units, coupled with a range of supportive service. Shelter Plus Care (S + C) grants in the following amounts were awarded to:

Burleigh County Housing Authority $165,012
Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority $279,084
North Dakota Department of Commerce $227,952

The grants are awarded on a competitive basis as part of the HUD’s Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance competitive programs.

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