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Congressman Cleaver Announces Nearly $1.9 Million in Federal Funding for Fight Against Homelessness


WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Cleaver is pleased to announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded eleven municipalities and organizations within Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District with a combined total of nearly $1.9 million dollars as part of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to be utilized in the fight against homelessness.

“As a member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, I wholeheartedly recognize the alarming attempts to cut the already scarce federal resources available to fight homelessness,” stated Congressman Cleaver. “It is of critical importance to impart more resources to local areas to ensure safe shelter for the homeless and to provide the services needed to provide stability and turn lives around. I am delighted that these critical dollars will be dedicated to helping our most venerable individuals and families.”

The CoC Program originated with the intent to encourage communitywide commitments to the goal of ending homelessness. By bestowing funding to nonprofits and state and local governments who are already doing great work in their communities, the CoC Program aims to promptly rehouse homeless individuals and families with minimal trauma and disruption. The program also seeks to encourage access to and usage of conventional programs by homeless individuals and families, improving self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The 2013 Missouri Statewide Homelessness Study found over 10,000 homeless persons in Missouri and nearly 2,500 of those individuals are in Kansas City. Congressman Cleaver looks forward to continuing to work with these outstanding organizations in the fight against homelessness.

Recipients include:
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Inc. / St. Michael Housing (KC)
City of Kansas City, Missouri / City of Kansas City – Newhouse
Missouri Housing Development Commission / MO-606 Planning Application FY2013
reStart, Inc. / Family Rapid Rehousing 2013
Rose Brooks Center, Inc. / Rose Brooks Center Housing Program
The Salvation Army / Harbor Light Village Chronic Permanent Supportive Housing Program
The Salvation Army / Linwood Center Permanent Supportive Housing Program
The Salvation Army / Project Able Chronic Permanent Supportive Housing Program
The Salvation Army / The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Program
Truman Medical Center, Inc. / Haven of Hope
Truman Medical Center, Inc. / New Roots

More information is available here.

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee and also serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.

For more information: Michele Rooney – (816) 820-9755

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