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

Homeless persons across Idaho 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 to homeless persons in 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 $1.5 billion in homeless assistance that HUD committed nationwide. This funding will offer transitional and permanent supportive housing to more than 168,000 homeless individuals and families across the country. In Idaho, it’s estimated there are 1,700 homeless individuals.

“The funding from this grant will allow many organizations statewide to continue their important and necessary work to help homeless persons across the state,” said IHFA President and Executive Director Gerald Hunter.

Idaho’s award includes the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and the Shelter Plus Care (SPC) 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. IHFA accepts applications and referrals from the state of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Behavioral Health Division, to fill these programs.

The SHP and SPC funding that IHFA will administer to organizations throughout the state is listed on the following pages.

Supportive Housing Program

North Idaho

  • Bonner County Homeless Task Force, $75,967 for Hope, Trestle Creek transitional housing.
  • Bonner Housing Homeless Task Force, $115,668 for Sandpoint/Blue Haven transitional housing.
  • Clearwater Housing program, $63,965 for 12 units of permanent housing in Lewiston.
  • Saint Vincent de Paul, $187,929 for 12 units of transitional housing in Coeur d’Alene.
  • Saint Vincent de Paul, $192,605 for 12 units of permanent housing in Coeur d’Alene.
  • St. Vincent de Paul, $41,576 for Kamps Apartments in Post Falls, which provide transitional Housing.
  • Sojourner’s Alliance, $81,735 for the Truth House in Moscow, transitional housing.
  • YWCA of Lewiston, $74,014 for Lewiston Transitional Housing.

Southwestern Idaho

  • IDAHO, Inc., $131,250 for Arbor Cove in Caldwell, which provides permanent housing for persons with disabilities.
  • IDAHO, Inc., $88,988 for Caldwell, Canyon County Transitional Housing.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $72,502 for Statewide HMIS, a data collection tool for reporting to HUD.
  • Salvation Army, $55,840 for Nearly Home, transitional housing in Nampa.
  • Valley Crisis Center, $85,037 for Your Way Home of Nampa, which provides transitional housing for victims of domestic violence.

Southcentral Idaho

  • CORE, Inc., $24,436 for CORE Lodge in Twin Falls, which provides permanent housing for persons with mental illness.
  • South Central Community Action Partnership, $54,762 for Twin Falls Transitional Housing.
  • South Central Community Action Partnership, $49,488 for Twin Falls, Magic Valley Transitional Housing, which provides transitional housing for families with children.

Southeastern Idaho

  • Aid for Friends, $123,511 for Pocatello Transitional Housing.
  • C.L.U.B. Inc., $154,350 for Eagle Pointe in Idaho Falls, which provides permanent housing for persons with mental illness.
  • C.L.U.B. Inc., $79,981 for Idaho Falls Permanent Housing, which provides permanent housing for persons with mental illness.
  • Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, $96,495 for Homeless 2 Homeowner, transitional housing for women and families in Idaho Falls.
  • Family Care Center, $90,396 for The Ark in Idaho Falls, which provides transitional housing for the chronically homeless.
  • South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency, $50,796 for the Freedom LZ project in Pocatello, which provides transitional housing for homeless veterans.
  • South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency, $59,535 for Jefferson House in Pocatello, which provides transitional housing for homeless veterans.

Shelter Plus Care

  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $103, 992 for Northern Idaho – 12 units.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $35,964 for North Central, South Central, and Southwestern Idaho – 6 units.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $140,964 for North Central, South Central, and Southwestern Idaho – 22 units.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $47,712 for Southeastern Idaho – 9 units.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $68,280 for Eastern Idaho – 11 units.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association, $112,908 for Statewide Idaho – 14 units.

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

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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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