Approval Granted By Local Board for Grants Supporting Critical Housing Services

Approval granted by local board for grants supporting critical housing services.

Polk County, Florida Housing Trust Fund’s Programs and Support Services program has recently awarded grants totaling over $680,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations. The aim of these grants is to support families in securing affordable housing through initiatives that promote housing stability, affordability, justice, and access.

Ena Babic Barnes, a board member of the trust fund and chair of the fund allocation committee, expressed gratitude for the community’s contribution in raising the total amount available for the PSS program to its highest level yet.

The grants have been allocated to various organizations to aid them in their housing-related endeavors. Here is a breakdown of the organizations and the grant amounts they received:

  1. Anawim Housing – $105,000
  2. Catholic Charities – $26,000
  3. Central Iowa Shelter & Services – $30,000
  4. Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity – $50,000
  5. HOME Inc. – $50,000
  6. House of Mercy – $15,000
  7. International Rescue Committee – $15,000
  8. Iowa Homeless Youth Centers – $75,000
  9. Iowa International Center – $8,528
  10. Nisaa African Family Services – $50,000
  11. Oakridge Neighborhood – $70,000
  12. Primary Health Care/Centralized Intake – $100,000
  13. The Beacon – $30,000
  14. U.S. Committee on Immigrants and Refugees – Iowa – $45,000
  15. YMCA graduate program – $20,000

Through these grants, the Polk County Housing Trust Fund aims to make a meaningful impact in the community by supporting organizations that are dedicated to providing crucial housing services to those in need.

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