HUD Archives: News Releases

Lana Vacha
(313) 226-7900 ext. 8146
For Release
July 7, 2010

Funding supports unprecedented federal strategy to prevent and end homelessness

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $4,933,584 in
new grants to assist local homeless assistance programs in Michigan. The funding will provide support to 20 local projects that will offer critically needed housing and support services to homeless individuals and families over the extended lifetime of these grants (see chart of Michigan grantees below).

Last December, HUD awarded nearly $56,153,513 through its Continuum of Care programs to quickly renew funding
to 267 existing local programs. The grants announced today build on that investment by funding new projects, awarded by competition and funded through the 2009 Continuum of Care funds. In addition, the funding supports
the Obama Administration's far-reaching and ambitious plan to end homelessness. Last month, Donovan and 18
other federal agencies unveiled Opening Doors, an unprecedented federal strategy to end veteran and chronic homelessness by 2015, and to end homelessness among children, families, and youth by 2020.

"This funding is an important part of the Obama Administration's new strategy to end homelessness in all its forms," said Donovan. "We know that these programs are critical in moving people beyond a life on the streets and placing them on a path toward dignity and self sufficiency."

HUD's Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. Continuum of Care grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum of Care grants fund a wide range of programs including important services such as job training, health
care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. These grants also fund street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

HUD's homelessness grants are reducing long-term or chronic homelessness in America. Based on the Department's latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), chronic homelessness has declined by 30 percent since 2006.
This decline is directly attributed to HUD's homeless grants helping to create significantly more permanent housing
for those who might otherwise be living on the streets. It was also reported in the AHAR that the number of
homeless families increased for the second consecutive year, almost certainly due to the ongoing effects of the recession.

In addition to the funding provided through HUD's Continuum of Care Programs, the Department allocated $1.5 billion through its new Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program. Made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HPRP is intended to prevent persons from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission / SPC Avalon Bonus Ann Arbor $38,940
Cass Community Social Services, Inc. / Cass Apartments Permanent Supportive Housing Detroit $933,448
Community Housing Network, Inc. / M Leasing Assistance Program 5 Troy $98,801
Community Housing Network, Inc. / O Leasing Assistance Program 6 Troy $317,817
Community Mental Health Services of Muskegon County / Supportive Housing IV Muskegon $42,336
Community Rebuilders / LOFT Grand Rapids $233,206
County of Ottawa / Permanent Housing Assistance for Homeless Persons with Disabilities 5 Holland $31,573
Housing Resources, Inc. of Kalamazoo County / Homeward II Permanent Supportive Housing Kalamazoo $116,159
Housing Services for Eaton County / HEART for Families Charlotte $13,999
Lenawee Emergency and Affordable Housing Corporation / Legacy Housing Adrian $33,462
Lenawee Emergency and Affordable Housing Corporation / Permanent Housing Bonus Adrian $18,445
Metro Community Development, Inc. / Shelter of Flint Lease Up Project Flint $313,963
Michigan Department of Community Health / 2009 SHP New Lansing $487,128
Neighborhood Service Organization / Supportive Housing Program Detroit $964,719
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency / Permanent Housing Bonus 1 Howell $16,728
Saginaw Housing Commission / Mustard Seed Family Plus II - part 1 Saginaw $89,700
Saginaw Housing Commission / Mustard Seed Family Plus II - Samaritan Bonus Saginaw $150,660
Saginaw Housing Commission / Mustard Seed Plus IV Saginaw $161,700
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services dba NLSM / Focus on Families Detroit $425,000
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency / Lincoln Park Supportive Housing Wyandotte $420,000
Women's Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area / Permanent Housing Bonus Project Traverse City $25,800


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