Homelessness is a serious issue all over the country, and right here in Huntsville, the problem is very real and in need of real solutions. This is why the City of Huntsville recently allocated $364,000 to help area nonprofits provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Here’s where the funds are going:Read more: City of Huntsville allocates $350K+ for organizations helping city’s homeless
The Emergency Solutions Grant
The Community Development Department will soon distribute FY 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. City Council approved eight resolutions for the grant funding at its regular meeting March 9.
First enacted in 1987, the ESG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with grants to be used for transitional housing, emergency shelter, rental assistance and more. ADECA administers the ESG Program on behalf of HUD.
Who’s getting the funds?
So, which organizations are receiving these finds from the city? There are several of them, including:
- AshaKiran – $25,000
- Crisis Services of North Alabama – $30,000
- Community Action Partnership – $87,000
- Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #26 – $52,000
- First Stop – $75,000
- Family Services Center – $35,000
- New Futures – $35,000
- WellStone Behavioral Health – $25,000
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