$69,600 awarded to homeless shelters and service providers across Idaho

Home Partnership Foundation responds in time of need

BOISE, ID – February 11, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has awarded 13 emergency response grants in the amount of $69,600 to homeless shelters and service providers across the state. These funds are intended to support the greatest needs of housing service providers statewide including shelter operations and capital improvements, funding for motel vouchers (when shelters are full), as well as homelessness prevention efforts.

“These grants are helping to meet the critical need for homeless shelters and support services across the state,” said Deanna Ward, Home Partnership Foundation Development Director. “We will continue to identify resources and raise funds to meet the increasing needs of Idahoans facing homelessness.”

Here are the organizations benefiting from emergency grant funding:

North Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene: $16,000 to support operating costs for warming centers in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls.
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Moscow: $1,000 to provide groceries for families and individuals in the emergency shelter.

Treasure Valley
Interfaith Sanctuary, Boise: $5,000 for capital improvements to the shelter, including an HVAC unit.
Salvation Army SAFE Center, Boise: $2,000 for general operations of the emergency shelter.
Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships, Boise: $2,000 to update their new facility.
Valley Crisis Center, Nampa: $5,000 for homeless prevention support for clients in their nine-county region.
Salvation Army Community Family Shelter, Nampa: $3,600 to provide motel vouchers to Treasure Valley clients when the shelter is full.
Advocates Against Family Violence, Caldwell: $5,000 for rental and utility assistance for families at risk of homelessness.
Catholic Charities of Idaho, Treasure Valley: $5,000 to support direct emergency rental assistance to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

South Central Idaho
South Central Community Action Partnership, Twin Falls: $5,000 for homelessness prevention services.

Southeastern Idaho
Aid For Friends, Pocatello: $5,000 for shelter operating expenses and equipment.
Family Care Center/Ruth House, Idaho Falls: $10,000 for operating support for the emergency women’s shelter.
Oneida Crisis Center, Oneida County: $5,000 for homelessness prevention services.

This past year alone, the Foundation – the state’s only 501(c)(3) housing foundation dedicated to helping those in need – granted $715,401 to support homeless shelters, provide financial counseling and budgeting skills to prevent and avoid foreclosure and eviction actions, and to help qualified individuals purchase homes.

Additionally, the Foundation continues its fundraising drive to raise $10,000 to provide further assistance to homeless shelters and service providers across the state. To make a charitable tax-deductible donation online, visit www.homepartnershipfoundation.org today; or send a check to the Home Partnership Foundation, P.O. Box 7899, Boise, ID 83707-1899; or via telephone at (208) 424-7010. Donations made through the online system can be as small as $5, an amount which will provide a night’s refuge in this cold season.

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The mission of the Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to strengthen communities across Idaho by encouraging direct community investments that will increase and preserve safe, affordable housing; make new forms of workforce housing available; support shelters and shelter services for Idaho’s homeless and most disadvantaged; and strengthen the financial independence of Idaho residents. Click here to become a fan of the Foundation on facebook.

Contact:
Lisa Davis lisad (at) ihfa (dot) org
IHFA Public & Media Relations Officer
208-331-4858
Steve Rector stever (at) ihfa (dot) org
Public Affairs Director
208-331-4725

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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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