slides: RI Coalition for the Homeless Celebrates Community Heroes

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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On February 25th, affordable housing and homeless prevention advocates from across RI came together for the RI Coalition for the Homeless' annual awards luncheon.  The luncheon celebrated the accomplishments of local community heroes who demonstrate commitment to ending homelessness in Rhode Island.

At the luncheon, Senator Jack Reed announced over $4.79 million in federal funding for programs working to reduce homelessness in Rhode Island. The federal Continuum of Care (CoC) grants support 43 local housing assistance programs that offer a wide variety of services for homeless veterans, the mentally ill, families, single men, women and children.

“Whether it is helping a homeless veteran who is struggling with PTSD or a family that is on the brink of becoming homeless, these grants provide critical assistance to those in need,” said Reed. “This federal funding is essential to effectively addressing the needs of the homeless.”

The $4.786 million in federal funding will be used to support permanent and transitional housing assistance, as well as a wide range of supportive services, such as job training, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and child care. The funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Program.

Scroll through the slides to see photos of the honorees.


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