|HUD No. 00-22|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685||Monday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||January 31, 2000|
RAMIREZ PRESENTS $1.45 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE IN ALBUQUERQUE
WASHINGTON - HUD Deputy Secretary Saul Ramirez today presented $1.45 million in grants to six homeless services organizations in Albuquerque for housing, job training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and other services to help homeless people.
The grants are part of HUD's Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.
"We cannot turn our backs on the homeless," Ramirez said. "These grants signal HUD's commitment to giving homeless people the opportunity to turn their lives around."
The grantees are:
- Barrett Foundation,
- Catholic Social
Services of Albuquerque: $636,420
- Albuquerque Healthcare
for the Homeless, Inc.: $386,477
- Transitional Living
- Rehabilitation Services and Veterans Programs: $157,500
The grants will go towards emergency shelter care as well as helping individuals and families permanently end their homeless status as part of HUD's Continuum of Care approach to addressing homelessness. These competitive grants are awarded to states, local governments and non-profit groups based on a number of factors that measure the effectiveness of their plans.
Ramirez presented the awards at Healthcare for the Homeless Inc., a multi-service homeless organization in Albuquerque.
President Clinton successfully won approval of increased funding for homeless assistance programs to $1.02 billion in his fiscal 1999 budget, up from $975 million the previous year.