Since we’ve been talking about homelessness recently, I thought I’d take note of this.
Houston-area homeless programs will receive nearly $2.8 million in federal funding as part of an Obama administration plan to confront homelessness.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday announced that more than $200 million will be allocated to some 700 new homeless programs nationwide.
Three Houston organizations were chosen to receive the funds; $1.4 million will go to Houston Area Community Services, $1 million will go to the Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command, and $395,000 will go to Fort Bend Women’s Center.
To receive funding, organizations had to apply through the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County and needed to meet two requirements.
“The purpose of the program has to be in offering permanent housing,” said Pamela Wyatt, a director at the coalition.
The state of Texas got a total of $10.5 million in grants. What I can’t tell from the story is whether this is something new, or if it’s a continuation of grants that have been received in the past. Whatever the case, I wish these organizations well in their work. If you want to help, click one of these links: