February 6, 2008
NINE COLORADO SPRINGS ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS PROGRAMS
DENVER - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Director John Carson announced $1,450,713 in federal funding for nine Colorado Springs organizations. The grants support counseling programs and will help create, improve and operate emergency shelters and transitional housing for chronically homeless persons.
"The funding is a result of one of the most competitive grant processes in the federal government and serves a
vital need by providing housing and support services to the homeless," said John Carson.
The homeless grants announced in Colorado Springs are part of $1.5 billion awarded nationally. Under HUD's Special Needs Assistance Program, the funding supports a full spectrum of shelters and services for homeless individuals
and families - from outreach on the streets to emergency shelters and permanent housing. Critically-needed
services include job training, child care, substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling. HUD funds announced were:
|City of Colorado Springs||
|Colorado Dept. of Human Services||
|Gospel Shelters for Women-Liza's Place||
|Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc.||
|Harbor House Collaborative||
|Housing Authority-City of Colorado Springs||
|Partners in Housing, Inc.||
|Pikes Peak United Way||
|Colorado Springs Emergency Shelter Grant||
|Total for Colorado Springs Continuum of Care||
The funding announcement took place at Harbor House in Colorado Springs. They plan to use the $390,000 grant
to expand their existing program to 34 individuals. The funding will help Harbor House acquire a property where counseling services are provided in a safe, stable environment to chronically homeless alcoholics and substance abusers.
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 promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. You can read more information about HUD programs on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.