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Published January 20 2011

North Dakota homeless programs receive $1.6M in grants

WASHINGTON – Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $1.6 million in federal grants to organizations and government agencies throughout North Dakota to combat homelessness.

HUD’s Supportive Housing Program grants, which help the homeless transition into living in a stable place, were awarded to the following agencies in Fargo: Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority, $150,000; Grand Lodge of North Dakota I.O.O.F., $46,675; North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, $74,072; and YWCA Cass Clay, $290,729.

The Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority also received $279,084 through HUD’s Shelter Plus Care Program. The program provides rental assistance that, when combined with social services, provides supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and their families.