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Emergency Housing for the Homeless

Photo of Angel Tree site before development

Photo of groundbreaking at Angel Tree

Photo of completed duplex home at Angel Tree

Emergency Housing for the Homeless is one of many Success Stories that have been locally nominated for recognition in celebration of CDBG's 30th Anniversary.

Success Story Details

Grantee: City of Titusville, Florida
Field Office: Jacksonville (Region 4)
Carried Out By: North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
Eligibility: Public Services (General)
Natl. Objective: LMC
CDBG $  10,000
City HOME funds $  92,856
County HOME funds $123,144
Total $226,000
Date Started: October 1, 2003
Date Completed: September 30, 2004
IDIS Activity No: 173
Grantee Contact: Marie Engblom (housing@digital.net), Housing & Community Development Director
Grantee Website: City of Titusville (http://www.titusville.com)

Success Story Description

Through the use of City CDBG funds, North Brevard Charities Sharing Center operates two transitional homes, which provide emergency assistance to low- and moderate-income individuals and families for approximately 10 to 30 days in order to assist them towards self-sufficiency. The Agency seeks to meet the emergency housing needs of families and individuals who find themselves in a situation where they need shelter for a short period of time to help them during their transition, such as a victim of a house fire, relocating to the area, domestic violence situation, or loss of job.

This project has been awarded CDBG funds since 2001, and provided assistance to 54 homeless individuals and families, of which 41 were low income and 13 were moderate income. In addition, 382 referrals were provided for job placement and supportive services.

During FY02/03, the City committed its FY99/00, FY00/01, FY01/02, and FY02/03 HOME CHDO funds, in the amount of $92,856, to North Brevard Charities Sharing Center to construct and operate two additional transitional homes (a duplex) in Titusville. The project was named Angel Tree. Because of this partnership, the Agency was able to leverage additional funding needed to complete the project from Brevard County in the amount of $123,144.

Content Archived: April 20, 2011

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