Broward’s “A Way Home” Homeless Initiative Awarded $437,000
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Broward’s “A Way Home” Homeless Initiative Awarded $437,000

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – (RealEstateRama) — This month, the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Office of Homelessness completed its annual State Emergency Solutions Grant (“ESG”), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”) Prevention Assistance, Challenge Grant awards for Fiscal Year 2017. Broward County’s “A Way Home” Continuum of Care has been awarded $200,000 in ESG funds; $31,500 in TANF Prevention funds; and $205,500 in Challenge Grant funds for a total of $437,000 in new funding to our community.

Over the next nine months, ESG funding will provide an estimated 500 persons experiencing homelessness with case management in emergency shelters and will end homelessness for 10-15 homeless families by placing them in permanent housing; TANF Prevention grant will prevent 8-12 households from becoming homeless by stabilizing them with financial assistance; and Challenge Grant funding will be used to triage, develop housing plans and provide housing navigation assistance to quickly end homelessness for approximately 70 families.

Broward County, its Homeless Continuum of Care Advisory Board and Homeless Initiative Partnership in its capacity as the lead Agency for Broward County’s “A Way Home” Homeless Continuum of Care are implementing strategies to end homelessness. To learn more about the “A Way Home Plan,” visit our website at Broward.org/Homeless.

About Homeless Initiative Partnership
The Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP), a section within the Community Partnerships Division of the Broward County Human Services Department, plans and coordinates services for homeless persons, and serves as liaison to the Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board, which acts as agent for the Board of County Commissioners in the development and implementation of homeless assistance programs. HIP is also the lead agency for the County’s Homeless Continuum of Care, a network of organizations, advocates, residents and businesses that plan programs to help alleviate homelessness in Broward County. The goal is to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016, and family and youth homelessness by 2020. For more information, call 954-357-6101 or visit Homeless Services

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Wright
Homeless Initiative Partnership/Continuum of Care Administrator
PHONE: 954-357-6167
EMAIL: mwright (at) broward (dot) org

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