ND Field Office Director
December 21, 2007
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $1,319,578 IN COC GRANTS AND $276,514 IN AN EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN NORTH DAKOTA
15 housing and service programs to benefit from HUD funding
WASHINGTON - Fifteen homeless programs in North Dakota will receive total of $1,3195,578 in CoC grants and $276,514 in an Emergency Shelter Grant are announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants announced today will support the full spectrum or "continuum of care" for homeless individuals and families - from street outreach and emergency shelter to transitional and permanent housing.
In addition, the funding provides for critically needed services including job training, child care, substance abuse treatment and mental health. For a detailed local summary of the projects awarded funding, visit HUD's website. Nationally, HUD is awarding a record $1.5 billion to nearly 6,000 local housing and service programs and anticipates awarding $1.6 billion, another record funding level, next year.
"These grants will reach into every corner of the nation, helping individuals and families to move beyond the cycle
of homelessness," said HUD Deputy Secretary Roy A. Bernardi. "We know this record funding will literally save lives
but we must also recognize that there is still a tremendous need to find housing and services for the most
vulnerable among us."
Since 2001, HUD has awarded approximately $10 billion in funding to local communities to support the housing and service needs of homeless individuals and families. The FY 2008 Budget provides $1.6 billion through HUD's
Continuum of Care and Emergency Shelter Grants programs, another record federal investment. This increased level
of funding represents a 55 percent increase over 2001.
Bernardi added, "Homelessness is not a seasonal problem; it's a tragedy being played out on our streets and in
our shelters every day. While we're turning an important corner in our understanding of homelessness, we're also
working harder than ever to end the revolving door of homelessness, especially for those experiencing mental
illness, addictions and chronic disabilities."
HUD's funding is provided in two ways:
- HUD's Continuum of Care programs provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In
addition, Continuum grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health
counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.
- Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and fund related social service
and homeless prevention programs. These funds may also support essential services including job training,
health care, drug/alcohol treatment, childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support
emergency shelter, transitional housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are
designed to move homeless persons away from a life on the street toward permanent housing.
The Goal to End Chronic Homelessness
For six years, ending chronic homelessness has been one of President Bush's national goals. Research indicates that approximately 20 percent of all homeless persons experience long-term or chronic homelessness. These studies conclude that this hardest-to-serve population utilizes more than half of all emergency shelter resources designed
to assist homeless individuals and families. By shifting the federal emphasis toward meeting the needs of the most vulnerable homeless persons, more resources become available for those who experience situational homelessness.
|North Dakota Emergency Shelter Grant allocation:||$276,514|
|North Dakota CoC Projects Total||$1,319,578|
|North Dakota Individual CoC Projects:|
|Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority||$140,400|
|Prairie Harvest Human Services Foundation||$84,999|
|YWCA Cass Clay||$80,504|
|YWCA Cass Clay||$133,015|
|Grand Lodge of ND, I.O.O.F||$46,676|
|ND Association for the Disabled||$33,753|
|Society of St. Vincent de Paul||$15,277|
|Community Violence Intervention Center||$94,772|
|Women's Alliance, Inc. DBA: Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center||$37,600|
|Abused Adult Resource Center||$78,682|
|ND Department of Commerce||$30,000|
|Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority||$193,380|
|Community Action Program Region VII, Inc.||$94,176|
|Community Action Program Region VII, Inc.||$106,344|
|Total State Funding||$1,596,092|
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 and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the
Internet and espanol.hud.gov.