HUD Archives: News Releases

Bob Young
(404) 331-5001 ext 2008
For Release
December 21, 2007

Forty-nine housing and service programs to benefit from HUD funding

CHARLESTON, SC - Forty-nine homeless programs in South Carolina will receive $9,344,427 million in grants
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.
To learn more about chronic homelessness, visit the HUD's Chronic Homelessness webpage.


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

For more information contact Jim Chaplin at (803) 253-3878

South Carolina


FY 2007 Emergency Shelter Grant allocations:

Charleston County
Greenville County
State of South Carolina
  State ESG Total - $1,691,247.00


SC07-500 Charleston/Low Country CoC
1. Charleston County Human Services Commission
2. Charleston County Human Services Commission
3. Crisis Ministries
4. Crisis Ministries
5. Crisis Ministries
6. Crisis Ministries
7. Crisis Ministries
8. Family Services, Inc
9. The Access Network, Inc.
10. The Access Network, Inc.
11. The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston
12. The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston
Total - $1,520,281.00
SC07-501 Greenville/Anderson/Spartanburg Upstate CoC
1. Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
2. Homes of Hope, Inc.
3. Meg's House
4. Mental Health Assoc. of Greenville County Housing Corporation
5. Project Care
6. Project Care
7. Rosewood House of Recovery, Inc.
8. Rosewood House of Recovery, Inc.
9. Spartanburg County
10. Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc (SHARE)
11. Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc (SHARE)
12. Upstate Homeless Coalition of S.C.
13. Upstate Homeless Coalition of S.C.
14. Upstate Homeless Coalition of S.C.
15. Upstate Homeless Coalition of S.C.
16.Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina
Total - $3,123,928.00
SC07-502 Columbia/Midlands CoC
1. Healing Properties, Inc.
2. Healing Properties, Inc
3. Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)
4. Samaritan House of Orangeburg, SC
5. Sistercare, Inc.
6. Sistercare, Inc.
7. The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, SC
8. The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, SC
9. United Way of Kershaw County
Total - $1,850,426.00
SC07-503 Myrtle Beach/Sumter City & County CoC
1. Any Length Recovery, Inc
2. Home Alliance, Inc.
3. Home Alliance, Inc.
4. Home Alliance, Inc.
5. Waccamaw Housing Inc.
6. Wateree Community Actions, Inc (WCAI)
7. Williamsburg Enterprise Community Commission, Inc.
Total - $732,718.00
SC07-504 Florence City & County/Pee Dee CoC
1. Lighthouse Ministries
2. Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault
3. Pee Dee Community Actions Agency (PDCAA)
4. Pee Dee Community Actions Agency (PDCAA)
5. The Naomi Project Inc.
Total - $425,827.00
Total COC - $7,653,180.00
State Total - $9,344,427.00


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