Cohen Announces More Than $4.3 Million in Funding to Help End Homelessness in Memphi


MEMPHIS, TN – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that $4,368,290 in federal funds has been awarded to the City of Memphis and 13 local non-profit organizations to help end homelessness in the Ninth District. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care program, which is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.

“This funding will help local communities and organizations work to reduce—and eventually eliminate—homelessness in Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen.

HUD’s Continuum of Care program provides funding to help non-profits, State, and local governments quickly rehouse homeless individuals and their families while minimizing trauma and dislocation. The program also aims to promote self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Details of award recipients and amounts follow:
$245,681 to Agape Child & Family Services, Inc.
$531,279 in 4 grants to Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
$107,343 in 2 grants to Case Management Incorporated
$455,327 to Catholic Charities, Inc. / Genesis House
$686,163 in 2 grants to the City of Memphis
$168,910 to Cocaine & Alcohol Awareness Program, Inc.
$264,446 in 4 grants to Community Alliance for the Homeless
$231,298 to Comprehensive Counseling Network
$399,821 in 2 grants to Door of Hope, Inc.
$211,935 to Friends For Life Corporation
$198,074 to Memphis Family Shelter
$477,931 to North Memphis Community Development Corporation
$99,137 to Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association
$290,945 to The Salvation Army


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