HUD awards $4.3 million for state homeless programs


LITTLE ROCK — Twenty-one local homeless housing and service programs in Arkansas will receive more than $4 million in grants awards announced Wednesday by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development.

HUD’s Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of their homeless clients. The grants totaling $4,085,903 for Arkansas fund a wide variety of programs, from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

The grants fund services as well, including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.

The Fiscal Year 2012 funds awarded Wednesday are not affected by the automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration that began March 1.

HUD’s Continuum of Care grants announced today will continue offering permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons.

The areas and programs in Arkansas included in the grant awards:

Little Rock/Central Arkansas, $3,391,871

— 13th Street SHP 2012, $112,217

— Arkansas Management Information System, $99,210

— Beyond Shelter SHP 2012, $42,194

— Family Housing Project Application, $162,568

— Transitions Project Application, $36,370

— Get Yourself Together Housing Program, $71,846

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Heart Program, $96,088

— LR Community Mental Health Ctr. Outreach, Assessment and Treatment Program, $36,311

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Shelter Plus Care Program #2, $449,692

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Shelter Plus Care Program #3, $1,057,456

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Shelter Plus Care Program #44, $28,863

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Shelter Plus Care Project, $433,922

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Single Room Occupancy Program, $41,342

— Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Transitional Housing at Gaines House, $45,896

— River City Ministry Step Program, $72,423

— The Jericho Coalition, $605,473

Mississippi, Phillips Counties, $234,771

— Shelter Plus Care FY2012, $34,771

— Transitional Housing 2, $200,000

Delta Hills, $148,913

— Mill Center SHP Permanent Housing, $148,913

Southeast Arkansas, $310,348

— City of Pine Bluff Supportive Housing, $279,041

— Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence, $31,307