HUD Archives: News Releases


Kristine Foye
(617) 994-8218
For Release
Thursday
February 19, 2009

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $5.5 MILLION IN HOMELESS GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PROGRAMS IN RHODE ISLAND

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama Administration is awarding more than $5.4 million in grants to support 47 local homeless service programs throughout Rhode Island.
The funding is part of $1.6 billion that is being awarded nationwide. (See below for a complete
list of grants awarded in Rhode Island.
)

"With the foreclosure and unemployment crisis looming, millions of families � both homeowners and renters � are in danger of losing their homes so we must focus substantial resources to help those families find stable housing," said Donovan. "The grants being awarded today, along with the recovery plan's additional $1.5 billion, will offer a critical lifeline to those persons and families who, after a foreclosure or job loss, might otherwise be faced with
homelessness. Today we are announcing an unprecedented commitment to fund programs that have a proven track record of providing real housing solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors."

HUD's homeless funding is provided in two ways, through Continuum of Care grants, and through Emergency Shelter Grants.

  • Continuum of Care Grants 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. The grants are awarded competitively to help local programs meet the needs of their homeless clients. The funding is used for a wide variety of programs, from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. In Rhode Island, $4,737,444 in Continuum of Care funding is being awarded.


  • Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and related social service and homeless prevention programs. Emergency Shelter Grants are allocated based on a formula to state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons. 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. In Rhode Island, $748,046 in Emergency Shelter grants are being awarded.

This year, HUD launched a new electronic grant submission process called e-snaps. This new electronic system
allows applicants to store their submissions as they work on them and significantly reduces the time it takes HUD
staff to review these applications. It also saves considerable effort by avoiding burdensome and time-consuming
data entry. In the end, e-snaps will streamline and accelerate the process of awarding HUD grants to local homeless programs across the country.

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Note: For information on HUD's homeless programs, please contact Kristine Foye at (617) 994-8218. For
information on how the local grantee will administer the funding, please contact the local Continuum of Care at
(401) 457-1286.

Fiscal Year 2008 - Continuum of Care Competition
Homeless Assistance Award Report with ESG - Rhode Island

Project Name
Program
Awarded Amount
RI-500 - Rhode Island Statewide CoC
159-161 Linwood Avenue Apartments
SHPR
$67,895
414 Friendship Street
SHPR
$78,000
70 Linwood Avenue Apartments
SHPR
$26,517
ACCESS-RI
SHPR
$191,194
Amos House - Swan Street
SHPR
$88,334
Constitution Hill Supportive Housing Program
SHPR
$126,393
Cromwell Street
SHPR
$61,402
Crossroads Apartments North Kingstown
SHPR
$149,797
Crossroads Providence Transitional Housing
SHPR
$161,879
East Bay Coalition for the Homeless Transitional Housing
SHPR
$60,897
East, Earl and Warwick Avenue
SHPR
$57,424
Family Case Management
SHPR
$24,712
First Step Program
SHPR
$48,058
Fran Conway House of Hope
SHPR
$107,716
Gateway to Independence
SHPR
$117,959
Gateway Transitional Housing Program
SHPR
$167,294
Gemini Apartments
SHPR
$26,705
Haswill Street
SHPR
$55,000
Housing Locater Phase II
SHPR
$32,800
Johnston Veterans Program
SHPR
$71,332
Ledge Street
SHPR
$41,133
Lucy's Hearth Transitional Expansion Program
SHPR
$22,881
Lucy's Hearth Transitional Housing Program
SHPR
$17,864
MAP Transitional Housing Program
SHPR
$32,456
McKinney Transitional Shelter
SHPR
$103,217
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island / West Warwick
SHPR
$93,779
Permanent Housing for Disabled Adults
SHPR
$90,029
Permanent Housing for Disabled Elders
SHPR
$129,639
Rhode Island Homeless Information System
SHPR
$95,250
RI Family Shelter
SHPR
$63,813
Shelter Plus Care
S+CR
$1,146,384
SSTARBIRTH
SHPR
$120,220
Supportive Housing Program-PH
SHPR
$8,204
The House of Compassion
SHPR
$23,605
The Key
SHPR
$125,517
The Sarah Francis Grant Homestead
SHPR
$45,299
Transitional Housing - New Hope for Families
SHPR
$11,248
Transitional Housing Program
SHPR
$32,428
Transitional Housing Project
SHPR
$30,924
Travelers Aid Housing Tower
SHPR
$32,340
Travelers Aid of RI
SHPR
$82,625
Updike Street
SHPR
$65,668
Urban League of Rhode Island Safe Haven I
SHPR
$178,087
Urban League of Rhode Island Safe Haven II
SHPR
$253,752
Washington County Housing Collaborative
SHPR
$64,692
Waverly Street
SHPR
$37,166
Winter Avenue
SHPR
$67,916
Total: $4,737,444
RI Emergency Shelter Grants
Pawtucket $90,687
Providence $246,933
RI State Program $351,914
Woonsocket $58,512
Total: $748,046
State Total: $5,485,490

SHP: Supportive Housing Program, designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Through SHP, homeless individuals will achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or their incomes. These grants are designed to move people away from a life on the street toward self-sufficiency.

SHPR: Supportive Housing Program renewal grant.

S+C: Shelter Plus Care, is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and drugs, and AIDS.

S+CR: Shelter Plus Care renewal grant.

 

 
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