$2.56 million in Continuum of Care grants distributed statewide to help homeless

BOISE, ID – March 14, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeless Idahoans will continue to have access to essential services through a grant distributed by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). IHFA has received $2.56 million in Continuum of Care grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide permanent and transitional housing for homeless people across Idaho.

These grants fund important services, including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. Idaho’s award is part of $1.4 billion in homeless assistance that HUD committed nationwide to keep nearly 7,000 local homeless assistance programs operating in the coming year.

“This funding is vital to the many organizations across Idaho working to help the homeless, many of whom may be facing homelessness for the first time,” said IHFA President and Executive Director Gerald Hunter.

Idaho’s award includes funding for the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), the Shelter Plus Care (SPC) program, and the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) program. SHP promotes supportive housing and services by helping homeless persons transition from homelessness to living as independently as possible. The SPC program links rental assistance with supportive services and more effectively helps homeless individuals who are seriously mentally ill, and HMIS helps agencies track outcomes of their work and how many people they have served. To fill these programs, IHFA accepts applications and referrals from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Behavioral Health Division.

The following is a list of the funding that IHFA will administer to organizations across Idaho.

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

North Idaho
Bonner County Homeless Task Force (dba TIPS), Sandpoint – $116,378 for Blue Haven, which provides up to two years transitional housing for homeless families, and $75,967 for Trestle Creek, which provides up to two years of transitional housing for homeless families and individuals.
St. Vincent de Paul, Coeur d’Alene – $96,302 for Angel Arms, which provides permanent housing for homeless single individuals with a disabling condition; $187,929 for Coeur d’Alene Transitional Housing, which provides up to two years of housing for homeless families; and $41,576 for KAMPS, which provides up to two years of transitional housing for homeless families.
Sojourner’s Alliance, Moscow – $81,735 for Moscow Transitional Housing, which provides up to two years of housing for homeless families or individuals; and $102,930 for Project Warmth, which provides permanent housing for homeless families where one adult has a disabling condition, and homeless single individuals with a disabling condition.
IHFA – $66,402 for Clearwater in Lewiston, which provides permanent housing for homeless single individuals with a disabling condition.
New Bridges Community Church, Lewiston – $44,208 for Home at Last (formerly Twin Falls Transitional Housing), to provide housing for up to two years for homeless families in Lewiston
YWCA, Lewiston – $57,308 for Lewiston Transitional Housing, which provides housing for up to two years for homeless families.

Southwestern Idaho
IDAHO, Inc., Caldwell – $131,250 for Arbor Cove, which provides permanent housing for homeless single individuals with a disabling condition and homeless families with one adult with a disabling condition; and $79,539 for Canyon County Transitional Housing, which provides housing for up to two years for homeless families and individuals.
The Salvation Army, Nampa – $55,840 for Nearly Home, which provides transitional housing for up to two years to homeless families and homeless single individuals.
Valley Crisis Center, Nampa – $81,539 for Your Way Home, which provides transitional housing for up to two years for homeless families.

Southcentral Idaho
CORE, Inc., Twin Falls – $24,436 for CORE Lodge, which provides permanent housing for homeless single individuals with a disabling condition in Twin Falls.
SCCAP, Twin Falls – $49,488 for Magic Valley Transitional Housing, which provides housing for up to two years for homeless families in Twin Falls.

Southeastern Idaho
CLUB, Inc., Idaho Falls – $154,350 for Eagle Point, which provides permanent housing for homeless single individuals with a disabling condition; $81,435 for Idaho Falls Permanent Housing, which provides permanent housing to homeless single individuals with a disabling condition.
EICAP, Idaho Falls – $75,412 for Homeless 2 Homeowner, which provides transitional housing for up to two years for homeless families.
Family Care Center, Idaho Falls – $73,596 for the Ark, which provides permanent housing for chronically homeless men with a disabling condition; and $63,649 for Ruth House, which provides permanent housing for chronically homeless women with a disabling condition.
SEICAA, Pocatello – $46,597 for Freedom LZ, which provides homeless single individuals with housing up to two years; $30,135 for Jefferson House Transitional Housing, which provides housing for up to two years for single homeless individuals; and $67,692 for SEICAA Manor, which provides permanent housing for single homeless individuals with a disabling condition.
Aid for Friends, Pocatello – $116,235 for Pocatello Transitional Housing, which provides housing up to two years for homeless families and homeless single individuals.

Shelter Plus Care (SPC)

Idaho Housing and Finance Association -The Shelter Plus Care program provides permanent housing for homeless families where one adult has a disabling condition and homeless single individuals with a disabling condition. Here are the amounts the regions throughout Idaho received.
o Coeur d’Alene – $112,656
o Pocatello – $51,888
o Idaho Falls – $74,088
o Statewide – $313,056

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

 

Idaho Housing and Finance Association – $69,050 for statewide HMIS implementation. IHFA is the HMIS lead for both the Balance of State and Boise City/Ada County Continua. IHFA provides the training, system support, technical assistance, and reporting for all programs within the state.

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Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing business organization, improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self sufficiency, and fostering economic development.

Contact:
Lisa Davis lisad (at) ihfa (dot) org
IHFA Public & Media Relations Officer
208-331-4858
Katrina Thompson katrinat (at) ihfa (dot) org
Public Affairs Manager
208-331-4738

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Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), a financial services and housing business organization, provides funding for affordable housing in Idaho communities where it is most needed and when it is economically feasible.

Contact:

Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
565 W. Myrtle P.O. Box 7899
Boise, ID 83707-1899

Lisa Davis
Public & Media Relations Officer
Phone: 208-331-4858

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