Toledo Lucas County awarded $4,154,022 from HUD 2011 Continuum of Care Competition for renewal projects
December, 2011: All twenty-four projects, recommended and submitted to HUD by the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board were renewed. The projects are administered by eleven
agencies and provide homeless individuals and families with a wide range of services to assist them achieve and maintain permanent housing. These include: Transitional Housing; Permanent Supportive Housing; Support Services; Leasing Subsidy; Outreach; and, Medical Transport. In addition, these dollars employ fifty people and provide rental income to over 150 landlords.
Deb Conklin, executive director of TLCHB notes, “To say these funds are vitally needed is an understatement. Agencies stretch the funds as far as they can to provide safe and stable services and housing to as many homeless households as possible.
“These funds are also helping us respond to the new face of homelessness, those family households once adequately employed, former home-owners in some cases, who have very limited, if any, resources and continue to find themselves unable to secure affordable housing and at the bottom of the pile for employment.”
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced $1.5 billion to more than 7,100 local homeless assistance programs operating in the coming year. The funding supports the Obama Administration’s Opening Doors strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
The funding announced is $62 million more than last year, the most homeless assistance ever awarded by the Department. HUD is renewing funding through its Continuum of Care programs to existing local programs as quickly as possible to prevent any interruption in federal assistance and will award funds to new projects in early 2012.
“The grants we’re awarding today will literally keep the doors of our shelters open and will help those on the front lines of ending homelessness do what they do best,” said Donovan. “It’s incredible that as we work to recover from the greatest economic decline since the Great Depression, the total number of homeless Americans is declining, in large part because of these funds.”
For more information on HUD’s efforts to assist communities with preventing, reducing and ending homelessness visit www.hudhre.info
Toledo Lucas County Continuum of Care FY 2011 HUD-SHP CoC Grant Awards