Department of Human Services

Additional Funds Awarded to Fight Homelessness

City of St. Louis Receives total of  $9.37 Million in HUD Funds in effort to end chronic homelessness.

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Published: 04-01-2012

Mayor Francis G. Slay and Human Services Director Bill Siedhoff announced last month that the City of St. Louis has been awarded $372,000 for an additional homeless program, which is in addition to the $9 million received earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).  The grant, totaling $9.37 million, was made under the 2011 Continuum of Care Competition and part of the $1.67 billion awarded nationally, which is up from $1.63 billion last year.

"This is an important grant that will allow the City of St. Louis Continuum of Care to help people get off the streets and into permanent supportive housing," said Mayor Slay. "The City of St. Louis' 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness has proved to be extremely effective and these funds will allow us to continue our mission."

The City successfully competed with thousands of cities across the country in securing this award that provides funding for more than 20 local programs and organizations. In addition to providing housing for homeless people, services such as job training, healthcare and treatment for alcohol and drugs are offered.

U.S. homelessness fell by 2.1 percent from 2010 to 2011 despite a slow recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Since implementation of the City's 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in 2005, the number of homeless people has been reduced from 1,941 to 1,315 in 2011, falling more than 30% in that time period.

"While one homeless person is one too many, we have made great progress in reducing homelessness. Through this additional funding, we are hopeful that even more people can be housed and receive services," said Siedhoff.

The award breakdown is as follows:

Catholic Family Services- Catholic Family Services- Places for Fathers

$57,790

Covenant House Missouri- Covenant House Transitional Housing Program

$261,450

Employment Connection- Project Homecoming

$176,705

Humanitri- ANCHORSS Program

$158,811

Humanitri- Transitional Housing & Mentoring Program

$200,586

Interfaith Residence d/b/a Doorways- Doorways Delmar

$101,991

Interfaith Residence d/b/a Doorways- Doorways Jumpstart

$241,010

Interfaith Residence d/b/a Doorways- Doorways Maryland

$752,684

Missouri Department of Mental Health / 2011 SCL

$1,462,560

Missouri Department of Mental Health / 2011 SCS

$687,048

Missouri Department of Mental Health / 2011 SCY

$373,488

Missouri Department of Mental Health- Places for People- Places at Page

$372,240

Peter & Paul Community Services, Inc.- Benedict Joseph Labre Center Transitional Housing Program

$298,832

Places for People, Inc.- Housing for the Future of Families

$211,332

Queen of Peace Center- St. Philippine Home Transitional Housing Program

$599,564

Shalom House- Shalom House Transitional Housing Program

$239,053

Society of St. Vincent de Paul- Project MORE

$288,582

Society of St. Vincent de Paul- Project PLUS

$403,154

St. Louis Office for Development Disability Resources- Great Horizon

$179,467

St. Louis Office for Development Disability Resources- Horizon Club

$198,278

St. Louis Transitional Hope House, Inc.- St. Louis Transitional Hope House Residential Program

$766,669

St. Patrick Center- St. Patrick Center Employment Program

$304,722

St. Patrick Center- St. Patrick Center Project Protect Housing

$435,301

St. Patrick Center- St. Patrick Center Rosati House

$528,764

YWCA Metro St. Louis- YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Transitional Housing Program

$76,597

 

$9,376,678

For more information on these and other homeless programs, please contact the Homeless Services Division of the Department of Human Services at (314) 651-1704.

 

Department of Human Services

City of St. Louis

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