Congressman Cohen Announces $6.8 Million in Homelessness Continuum of Care Grants for Shelby County

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MEMPHIS – RealEstateRama – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Shelby County homelessness programs will receive $6,832,309 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Competition Awards Program. The state of Tennessee will receive $27,094,890 under the program which is providing $2.8 billion nationwide, according to an announcement today by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge.

In Shelby County, recipients include Alliance Healthcare Services ($1,028,276), Alpha Omega Veterans Services ($480,857), Behavioral Health Initiatives – Phoenix Project ($100,452), Case Management Inc. ($522,451), Catholic Charities ($712,933), Community Alliance for the Homeless ($634,309), Door of Hope ($934,664), Friends for Life ($807,156), Love Doesn’t Hurt ($193,328), Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) ($51,441) and Promise Development Corporation ($1,366,442).

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Homelessness continues to plague our country and our region and dedicated people are working hard every day in Memphis and Shelby County to address critical needs. I am pleased to see this substantial investment by HUD in the proven programs that are making a difference in our community.”

Congressman Cohen last week hosted a housing issues forum with HUD’s regional administrator, Jose Alvarez, and stakeholders in his District office to improve communications between federal officials and those implementing housing policies in the community.

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