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CLHC secures over half a million in federal funding for homeless

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Alexandria, La. (KALB News Channel 5)  – Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition secures more than half a million in federal funding for homeless programs.

The Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition (CLHC) announced on April 21, that its grant for more than half a million dollars in federal funding has been renewed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

On April 8, 2014, HUD announced $613,296 in federal funding for homeless programs for Central Louisiana. 

“These funds provide transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness,” said Kendra Gauthier, executive director of the CLHC.  “The coalition is a collaborative effort by several nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and community volunteers to provide services to the homeless.  By working together, we were able to renew this grant, which means we can continue providing services to those in need of housing.”

The partner agencies selected to receive the funds include: 

Cenla Chemical Dependency Council (Supportive Housing Program):  $224,489

Volunteers of America (Supportive Housing Program):  $159,011

Hope House (Transitional Program):  $131,666

Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition: $59,353

Innercity Revitalization’s Olive House:  $37,667

HUD will announce the second round of projects to be funded in the coming weeks.

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