HUD No. 02-716ILE
(312) 353-6236 ext. 2666
July 16, 2002
BUSH ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $150,000 TO CATHOLIC URBAN
PROGRAMS TO EXPAND HOLY ANGELS SHELTER'S EMERGENCY AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced
that it is awarding $150,000
to Catholic Urban Programs in East St. Louis, Illinois. The funds will help expand Holy Angels Shelter which offers emergency and transitional housing to single women, women with children and intact families.
grant funds are being awarded through a special Congressional appropriation
under HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Catholic
Urban Programs is a multi-service emergency assistance
agency that serves low-income families, unemployed persons, elderly persons, people with disabilities and homeless individuals and families in the western half of St. Clair County including East St. Louis and the surrounding communities.
Opened in 1985, Holy Angels Shelter has housed, for up to 12 weeks,
over 3,100 individuals. Each head of
household develops a program that is overseen by the social worker and the shelter manager. The shelter manager oversees the emergency rent and deposit program that helps people to stay in their own home or to get them into homes after living in the shelter. The social worker follows up for six months after the family or individual leaves the shelter. If a family stays in permanent housing for those six month, the case is considered a success.
These funds will be used to subsidize the salaries and benefits
of the Shelter manager and the social worker over
the next five years beginning in May 2002.
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homeownership, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income
American's, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities
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