State funding supports housing for homeless


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



COLUMBUS — More than $23.8 million will support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing, it was announced this week.

Preble County’s Home Is The Foundation Homeless Crisis Response Program was named to receive $89,800, according to a press release issued by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The ODSA is providing grants to 76 local organizations to support homeless prevention, emergency shelters and permanent housing initiatives.

“We’re helping homeless Ohioans get back on their feet,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program will help 50 nonprofit and local government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move individuals from emergency shelters to permanent housing. Approximately 46,374 Ohioans will be assisted through the program. Funding for the programs is from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and the federal Emergency Solutions Grant program.

Grants from the Supportive Housing Program will help 36 nonprofit agencies transition homeless Ohioans to permanent housing or provide permanent supportive housing to homeless people with disabilities. Approximately 7,100 Ohioans will be assisted through the program. Funding for the program is from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.