HUD Archives: News Releases


Lee Jones
(804) 771-2100 ext. 3743
For Release
Wednesday
January 26, 2005

BUSH ADMINISTRATION AWARDS RECORD $21.7 MILLION TO HELP HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
HUD funds to support 70 non-profit organizations and local governments serving homeless in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, the Shenandoah Valley and Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties.

RICHMOND - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced that Virginia
organizations will receive a total of $21.7 million to provide shelter and care for persons and families without
a home of their own.

The funding was awarded to some 70 local governments and non-profit organizations in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, the Shenandoah Valley and Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties. (See list
following this release).

The $21,735,802 in fiscal year 2004 funding is awarded under HUD's competitive Continuum of Care and Emergency Shelter Grant programs and is part of more than $1.4 billion announced nationwide-the largest single commitment
of federal funds supporting an unprecedented number of local projects on the front lines of caring for people who might otherwise be living on the streets.

Jackson announced the funding at a local homeless center in Los Angeles with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"President Bush is deeply committed to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors and today I am pleased to
reconfirm that commitment," said Jackson. "This unprecedented level of funds will go directly to those on the front lines, who work tirelessly everyday to bring an end to chronic homelessness, and who provide services to the many individuals and families without a home of their own."

This is the fourth consecutive year HUD is providing record funding for homeless assistance and is part of a larger federal strategy being embraced by a growing number of state and local communities to end long-term or chronic homelessness.

HUD's funding is provided in two ways:

  • 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.


  • Emergency Shelter Grants convert buildings into homeless shelters, assist in the operation of local shelters
    and fund related social service and homeless prevention programs.

Combined, HUD's Continuum of Care and Emergency Shelter Grant programs will provide critically needed funding
to more than 4,400 local programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a result, more than a quarter-million persons will receive the housing and services they need to become self-sufficient. For a more detailed local summary of the funding announced today, visit www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/budget/2004/index.cfm

More than $1.2 billion in Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs
of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of programs-from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

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 toward permanent housing.

Approximately $322 million of the Continuum grants awarded today will fund new and existing programs through
HUD's Shelter Plus Care program which helps to pay rent and provide permanent housing for disabled homeless individuals and their families. The Shelter Plus Care program requires that HUD-funded projects help their clients
live independently and provide needed supportive services from funding sources other than HUD.

The Goal to End Chronic Homelessness

For nearly four years, HUD has increasingly emphasized the Bush Administration's goal of ending chronic
homelessness in its assistance programs. Research indicates that approximately 10 percent of all homeless persons experience long-term or chronic homelessness. These studies also find that this hardest-to-serve population utilizes over 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 homelessness as a temporary condition.

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 as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.

VIRGINIA 2004 CONTINUUM OF CARE GRANTEES

Richmond/Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover Counties CoC
St. Joseph's SHPR $157,750
Villa Emergency Shelter, Inc. SHPR $99,960
St. Joseph's Villa SHPR $274,390
Homeward SHPR $26,745
Hilliard House SHPR $262,917
Emergency Shelter, Inc. SHPR $146,011
Daily Planet, Inc. SHP $270,000
Emergency Shelter, Inc. SHPR $346,500
Daily Planet, Inc. SHPR $192,257
Daily Planet, Inc. SHPR $189,105
City of Richmond Department of Social Services SHPR $60,480
Daily Planet, Inc. SHPR $227,687
City of Richmond SPCR $886,560
Total: $3,140,362
Norfolk CoC
Virginia Supportive Housing SRO $50,533
ShelterLink SHPR $846,720
ForKids SHPR $149,166
Norcova Transitional Housing SHPR $39,281
The Salvation Army SHPR $208,250
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. SHPR $136,500
Barrett Transitional Home SHPR $182,593
The Salvation Army SHP $847,812
Total: $2,460,855
Roanoke City & County/Salem CoC
Total Action Against Poverty SHP $284,025
Transitional Living Center SHPR $530,522
Total: $814,547
Virginia Beach CoC
Virginia Supportive Housing SRO $846,720
CAMG, Inc. SHPR $346,667
CAMG, Inc. SHPR $111,014
CAMG, Inc. SHPR $20,288
Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation SHPR $249,704
Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation SHPR $90,747
Total: $1,665,140
Roanoke City & County/Salem CoC
Total Action Against Poverty SHP $284,025
Transitional Living Center SHPR $530,522
Total: $814,547
Charlottesville CoC
AIDS/HIV Services Group, Inc. SHP $181,742
Region Ten CSB SHPR $143,946
Homeless Management Information System SHPR $71,070
Total: $396,758
Newport News/Hampton/Virginia Peninsula CoC
LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc. SHP $749,968
Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board SHPR $143,322
Children's AIDS Network Designed for Interfaith Involvement CANDII SHPR $265,640
Total: $1,158,930
Portsmouth CoC
Virginia Supportive Housing SRO $423,360
Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition, Inc. SHPR $102,312
Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition, Inc. SHPR $53,550
Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition, Inc. SHPR $120,421
Department of Behavioral Health Care SHPR $69,013
Oasis Commission of Social Ministry of Portsmouth and Chesapeake SHPR $250,069
Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Inc. SHPR $55,650
Total: $1,074,375
Lynchburg CoC
Miriam's House SHPR $261,456
Total: $261,456
Petersburg CoC
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) SHPR $70,350
Total: $70,350
Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren Counties CoC
Northwestern Community Services SHPR $117,613
Northwestern Community Services SPCR $94,620
Total: $212,233
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, Stafford Counties CoC
Rappanhannock Refuge, Inc. SHPR $52,296
Total: $52,296
Danville, Martinsville CoC
Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority SHP $109,699
Total: $109,699
Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County CoC
Community Resource Center, James Madison University; Institute for Innovation in Heal SHP $42,000
Total: $42,000
Arlington County CoC
Arlington County SPC $414,240
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, Inc. SHPR $194,986
Vanguard Services Unlimited SHPR $175,460
Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless SHPR $217,245
Communinty Residences SHPR $244,468
Arlington Dept. of Human Services Substance Abuse SHPR $100,112
Total: $1,346,511
Fairfax County CoC
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPC $698,220
New Hope Housing, Inc. SHPR $219,044
Christian Relief Services of Virginia, Inc. SHPR $216,781
Pathway Homes, Inc. SHPR $291,789
PRS, Inc. SHPR $168,450
Christian Relief Services Charities, Inc. SHPR $76,220
Lutheran Social Services, NCA -- NOVACO SHPR $111,492
Christian Relief Services Charities, Inc. SHPR $24,885
Christian Relief Services Charities, Inc. SHPR $30,944
Fairfax County Department of Family Services SHPR $243,702
Alcohol and Drug Services SHPR $253,332
Christian Relief Services Charities, Inc. SHPR $120,676
United Community Ministries, Inc. (UCM) SHPR $134,732
Fairfax County Department of Family Services SHPR $424,715
Christian Relief Services Charitites, Inc. SHPR $24,885
Fairfax County Department of Family Services SHPR $440,271
Homestretch, Inc. SHPR $146,700
Kurdish Human Rights Watch, Inc. SHPR $426,357
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPCR $127,104
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPCR $168,132
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPCR $127,104
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPCR $128,808
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development SPCR $75,240
Total: $4,679,583
Loudoun County CoC
Loudoun County Department of Social Services SHPR $106,429
Loudoun County Department of Social Services SHPR $117,518
Total: $223,947
Alexandria CoC
Alexandria Community Services Board SHP $163,824
Community Service Board SHPR $131,643
Sheltered Homes of Alexandria SHPR $77,748
Community Services Board SHPR $98,150
Sheltered Homes of Alexandria SHPR $89,288
Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless SHPR $139,440
Alexandria Community Services Board SHPR $29,814
Total: $729,907
Manassas City & Park/Prince William County CoC
Good Shepherd Housing Foundation SHPR $14,190
Action In Community Through Service, Acts SHPR $162,619
Transitional Housing BARN, Inc. SHP $36,230
Action in Community Through Service of Prince William, Inc. (ACTS) SHP $210,449
SERVE, Inc. SHP $235,356
Total: $658,844
 
Virginia CoC State Total: $19,097,793

Virginia 2004 Emergency Shelter Grants

Norfolk
$228,559

Portsmouth
$79,518

Richmond
$217,439

Roanoke
$80,722

Virginia Beach
$110,169

Arlington County
$82,227

Fairfax County
$267,368

Prince William County
$81,862

State of Virginia
$1,490,205

Virgina State Total for Emergency Shelter Grants
$2,638,069

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