State funding supports housing programs for homeless Ohioans

(Plain Press, February 2018)       Government and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County were recipients of funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency to support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing.

Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program are designed to help nonprofit and government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move individuals from emergency shelters to permanent housing. Funding for the program is from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant program.

Local Homeless Crisis Response Program grant recipients are: Cuyahoga County, $1,608,000; Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, $100,000; Volunteers of America, $394,000; and West Side Catholic Center, $100,000.

Grants from the Supportive Housing Program help nonprofit agencies transition homeless Ohioans to permanent housing or provide permanent supportive housing to homeless people with disabilities. Funding for this program is from the Ohio Housing Trust Fud.

Supportive Housing Program grant recipients are: Cleveland Housing Network Housing Partners, $58,900; Emerald Development and Economic Network, $1,965,400; Front Steps Housing and Services, $299,100; Joseph’s Home, $50,300; Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, $471,600; and Volunteers of America, $274,400.

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