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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2002
MAYOR ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO HELP THE HOMELESS
Mayor Jeremy Harris announced that the City’s federally funded Emergency Shelter Program (ESG) will release $885,180 in grants to 11 organizations to assist the homeless.
“These grants will fund projects that will continue the City’s commitment to help those who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless,” the Mayor said. “This is another example of how government can partner with private nonprofit groups to effectively address a major problem in our community.”
The ESG will help existing homeless shelters throughout the island of Oahu to provide supportive services for a broad cross-section of the homeless population – abused spouses and children, the chronically mentally ill, substance abusers, families, and youth.
The ESG is a federal program authorized under Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City’s Department of Community Services solicited proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies providing shelter and supportive services to the homeless.
The breakdown of funding to the recipient nonprofit organizations is as follows:
|Monday, September 30, 2002|