HUD Archives: News Releases

Hollis Wormsby
(205) 731-2630 ext. 1129
For Release
January 26, 2006


MOBILE - Mobile area agencies will receive HUD grants of $5,621,012 in fiscal year 2006 for a wide range of projects. The variety of projects reflects the scope of HUD's assistance to low-income people and families: the homeless, people with disabilities, and public housing residents. HUD relies on Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), resident organizations, homeless providers and nonprofit organizations, to carry out these federal assistance programs.

Seventeen Mobile homeless providers that house and serve homeless persons will receive $2.54 million in funding through Continuum of Care grants announced today by Birmingham Housing and Urban Development Field Office Director, Cindy Yarbrough. These grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of programs-from street outreach and assessment programs
to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families (see attached summary of the funding awarded today).

Two non-profit organizations, Volunteers of America Southeast and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, will receive $1.3 and $1.6 million, respectively, to construct facilities to house people with disabilities under the HUD's Section
811 program and to subsidize the residents' rents. Facilities built under the program provide tenants with supportive services that encourage independent living. Rents are affordable to people with very low incomes.

Two Housing Authorities, the Mobile Housing Board and the Prichard Housing Authority, receive funding to hire
program coordinators who link public housing residents with training opportunities, recruiters and local employers. Residents sign a contract to participate in the multi year program, which aims to move residents from welfare to
work. Residents keep increased income in escrow and use it on completion of the program to continue their
education or to help purchase a home.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and

Grant Details

Grantee Name Program Amount
Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast, Inc. Continuum of Care $2,540,845
Volunteers of America Southeast 811 $1,318,700
Head Injuries Foundation 811 $1,687,500
Mobile Housing Board ROSS-FSS $29,219
Prichard Housing Authority ROSS-FSS $44,748
TOTAL  $5,621,012

Continuum of Care Detail
Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast, Inc. $317,553
Loaves and Fish Community Ministries $384,573
Service Center of Catholic Social Services $176,020
Volunteers of America Southeast $166,600
Catholic Social Services of Baldwin County $120,245
Volunteers of AmericaSoutheast $88,222
Dumas Wesley Community Center $163,078
Penelope House Family Violence Center $143,430
Franklin Primary Health Center $86,100
Baldwin Family Violence Shelter $101,830
Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast, Inc. $123,060
St. Mary's Home $153,733
Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast, Inc. $78,179
The Salvation Army $94,756
Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast, Inc. $105,000
Services Center of Catholic Social Services $25,262
Mobile Mental Health Center $213,204
TOTAL $2,540,845


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