IHFA to administer $529,252 in Emergency Shelter Grants to assist homeless

(BOISE) Idaho Housing and Finance Association has received $529,252 in Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. IHFA has administered the ESG funds to 19 Idaho organizations that serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The Emergency Shelter Grants program can assist with the rehabilitation or remodeling of a building used as a new shelter; operations and maintenance of the facility; essential supportive services; homeless prevention assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing; and grant administration. The funds awarded will support these activities over the next 18 months. ESG funds are administered by IHFA based on qualifications determined through the application process.

“IHFA is pleased to administer funding that will help organizations around the state reach out to families experiencing financial hardship,” said Julie Williams, IHFA Senior Vice President.

Grantees, except for state governments, must match ESG grant funds with their own locally generated amounts. This local funding can come from the grantee or recipient agency or organization; other federal, state and local grants; and from “in-kind” contributions such as supplies and equipment, new staff services, and volunteer time.

IHFA will use $26,463 to cover costs associated with administering the ESG funds. The 19 projects receiving grants include:
St. Vincent de Paul has a shelter for men and a shelter for women and children. The funding will be used for staff salaries, client services, shelter food, operations and maintenance, and homeless prevention services.

  • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

Pullman-Moscow
$27,000 Alternatives to Violence is the provider of a 24-hour secure and confidential emergency shelter. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, shelter staff salaries, client services, food, and supplies for client education and employment.

  • YWCA of Lewiston

Lewiston
$30,693
YWCA of Lewiston provides shelter for homeless families with children and for domestic violence victims and their children. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salaries, and direct client services. Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships

Boise
$21,820SHIP works with individuals recovering from addictive disorders. The funding will be used for staff salaries, client services, and operations and maintenance.

  • The Jesse Tree of Idaho

Boise
$16,994Jesse Tree assists individuals who are in permanent housing and are at risk of becoming homeless. The funding will be used for homeless prevention services.

  • S.A.F.E. Center (operated by Salvation Army)

Boise
$27,315SAFE Center provides a shelter for homeless women and homeless women with children. The funding will be used for shelter food, staff salaries, client services, and shelter operations and maintenance.

  • Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc.

Boise
$27,700The Interfaith Sanctuary provides a shelter for homeless men, women, and children. The funding will be used for shelter food, supplies, staff salaries, and shelter operations and maintenance.

  • Community Family Shelter (operated by Salvation Army)

Nampa
$25,460Community Family Shelter provides shelter for families and single women. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, client services, and staff salaries.

Valley Crisis Center
Nampa
$35,637

Valley Crisis Center provides a 24-hour domestic violence shelter and homeless prevention resources. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, shelter food, client services, staff salaries, and homeless prevention services.

The Advocates

Hailey
$34,104The Advocates is a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter and provider of homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for operations and maintenance of the facility, staff wages, and homeless prevention services.

Crisis Center of Magic Valley
Twin Falls
$30,244

Crisis Center of Magic Valley shelters victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, on-site food and supplies, childcare vouchers, and client services.

South Central Community Action Partnership
Twin Falls
$7,617

South Central Community Action Partnership provides homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Bannock Youth Foundation
Pocatello
$30,315

Bannock Youth Foundation is a shelter for runaways and homeless youth. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salary, and shelter food.

Aid For Friends
Pocatello
$30,969

Aid For Friends provides safe and sanitary emergency shelter to individuals and families as they confront homelessness. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, and staff wages.

Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho
Pocatello
$26,949

Family Services Alliance provides a safe house for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. The funding will be used for shelter supplies, client services, operations and maintenance, and staff wages.

South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency
Pocatello
$8,789

South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency provides homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

City of Refuge
Idaho Falls
$30,591

City of Refuge is a men’s homeless shelter. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salaries, food for the shelter, and client services.

C.L.U.B. Inc.
Idaho Falls
$31,764

C.L.U.B. offers emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for homeless individuals, targeting those with mental illness and substance abuse issues. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salaries, shelter food, and homeless prevention services.

Family Assistance in Transitional Housing, F.A.I.T.H.
Idaho Falls
$16,000
Faith provides temporary housing and serves as a safety net for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The funding will be used to provide supportive services to clients.

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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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