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PBN: Reed announces $5.8M for homeless assistance programs

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $5.8 million for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs on Wednesday.

The funds come from Continuum of Care grants, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be used to support 38 homeless assistance projects around the state.

“This federal funding will help fund rapid rehousing and permanent housing for homeless persons and families in need. Helping people who are experiencing homelessness, or on the brink of homelessness, get access to shelter, care and supportive services can save lives and save taxpayer dollars. Whether it’s helping a homeless veteran who is struggling with PTSD or a family that is facing an eviction and at risk of becoming homeless, these grants help stabilize vulnerable individuals and families. We are committed to preventing and ending homelessness throughout the state, and these federal funds are vital to keeping that commitment,” said Reed in a statement.

The grants will be coordinated by Rhode Island Housing and jointly administered by nonprofits throughout the state. The funds will be used to offer a variety of housing and services as well as to support new projects.

State and local homeless projects receiving the competitive federal grants include:

  • Shelter Plus Care: $1,764,069
  • ACCESS to Home: $297,750
  • Continuum of Care Planning Grant: $234,913
  • Rhode Island Housing Permanent Supportive Housing Project: $231,352
  • Foster Forward Rapid Rehousing for Former Foster Youth: $229,254
  • Pawtucket Housing Authority’s Rapid Rehousing Project: $215,510
  • Crossroads Rapid Re-Housing Project for Families-2017: $188,058
  • 70 Linwood Apartments: $179,535
  • Operation Stand Down West Warwick: $174,755
  • Coming Home Permanent Supportive Housing Project: $161,320
  • Sojourner House Rapid Re-Housing: $152,592
  • Rhode Island Homeless Management Information System: $152,064
  • Crossroads Rhode Island Family PSH: $146,580
  • Constitution Hill Supportive Housing Program: $135,000
  • Community Care Alliance/Rapid Re-Housing of Northern Rhode Island (Youth Project): $132,978
  • Fran Conway House of Hope: $125,893
  • S+C Project: $114,193
  • Rhode Island Housing Rental Assistance: $103,800
  • Permanent Housing for Disabled Elders: $101,897
  • Permanent Housing for Disabled Adults: $91,486
  • Tremont Street 2017: $76,690
  • Burnside Avenue Permanent Supportive Housing: $71,762
  • Rhode Island Family Shelter: $68,154
  • Greater Westerly Supportive Housing Expansion Project: $66,048
  • 414 Friendship Street: $63,380
  • Statewide TBRA for the Homeless 2017: $50,851
  • Haswill Street: $50,296
  • Sarah Frances Grant Homestead: $49,441
  • Eastbay Coalition for the Homeless Transitional Housing Project: $47,535
  • Amos House Swan Street: $47,056
  • Travelers Aid of Rhode Island: $43,225
  • Lucy’s Hearth Transitional Housing Program: $40,592
  • Fair Street: $39,464
  • CCA – Rapid ReHousing in Northern Rhode Island: $33,701
  • Travelers Aid Housing: $33,083
  • East, Earl and Warwick Ave.: $30,638
  • Gemini Apartments: $27,214
  • Agape Permanent Supportive Housing Program: $24,055

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.

Courtesy of Providence Business News

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