HUD Funds Helping Homeless Families in Columbia, SC
Trinity Housing Corporation recently received over $80,000 from HUD Community Planning Development Supportive Housing Program (SHP) funds to assist homeless families at the St. Lawrence Place emergency shelter in Columbia, South Carolina.
"This success story attests to the importance of HUD and its mission that brings hope and positive results to the lives of those families that we serve," said Larry Knightner, HUD South Carolina Field Office Director.
St. Lawrence Place is more than an emergency shelter. Their comprehensive approach to helping families provides them with opportunities to improve their life. Residents of St. Lawrence Place learn valuable life skills, access reliable childcare and enjoy secure housing that every family deserves.
Families willing and committed enough to change receive the structure, training and support to transition to a life of self-sufficiency and stability. The St. Lawrence Place program provides the structure, training and support that can help a family transition from the chaos of homelessness to a life of self-sufficiency and stability. Not only will they have a home in a community in which they can learn, grow and change, they will have a road map for a lifetime of better tomorrows.
One such transformational example is about a wife and husband who separated; their situation went from bad to worse. Once the wife lost her job she couldn't make rent payments. So she and her four boys moved in with family until she heard about St. Lawrence Place.
Once they were qualified to move in things began to turn around. The mother of four was able to earn her college degree and now works for the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA). She's working to repair her credit and has been able to give her family something they've never had before: a home of their very own.
Go to the HUD Community Planning Development Supportive Housing Program (SHP) to learn about how this program is helping families in need.
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