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

HUD AWARDS $3.4 MILLION IN HOMELESS GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PROGRAMS IN VERMONT

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama Administration is awarding more than $3.4 million in grants to support 22 local homeless service programs throughout Vermont. The funding is part of $1.6 billion awarded nationwide. (See below for a complete list of grants awarded in Vermont).

"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 Vermont, $3,043,365 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 Vermont, $364,366 in ESG funding is 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 or via email.
For information on how the local grantee will administer the funding, please contact the local Continuum of Care:

  • State of Vermont Continuum of Care: (802) 828-0294
  • Burlington/Chittenden County Continuum of Care: (802) 864-7402, ext. 106

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

Project Name
Program
Awarded Amount
VT-500 - Vermont Balance of State CoC
174 North Main Street
SHPR
$122,466
Barre Street (CVCLT)
SHPR
$8,427
Good Samaritans
SHPR
$69,904
Hill House
SHPR
$145,045
HMIS
SHPR
$30,000
Morningside
SHPR
$55,524
NEKCA Caledonia/Southern Essex
SHPR
$71,642
NEKCA Teen Drop-In Center
SHPR
$56,509
NEKHS Transitional Housing
SHPR
$90,945
Overlook Transitional Housing
SHPR
$38,535
Rutland County Housing Coalition
SHPR
$37,247
Safe Haven
SHPR
$148,815
Shelter Plus Care Brattleboro
S+CR
$202,944
Shelter Plus Care: Statewide 01
S+CR
$309,228
Shelter Plus Care: Statewide 02
S+CR
$369,588
Shelter Plus Care: Statewide 03
S+CR
$436,368
Six Bank Street
SHPR
$62,913
Total: $2,256,100
VT-501 - Burlington/Chittenden County CoC
Branches
SHPR
$200,402
Safe Haven
SHPR
$181,146
Shelter Plus Care- Housing First
S+CR
$75,456
SRO Housing for Homeless Youth and Homeless Mentally Ill Individuals
S+CR
$107,820
The Advocacy Project
SHPR
$222,440
Total: $787,264
CoC Statewide Total: $3,043,364
VT Emergency Shelter Grants
VT STATE PROGRAM
$364,366
Total: $364,366
State Total: $3,407,730

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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