SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced grants totaling $7,349,289 for 21 organizations throughout Nevada to battle homelessness.
The grants come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Renewal (CoCR) awards. The CoCR programs provide funding for a range of assistance to homeless persons, including transitional housing, permanent housing and other supportive services.
"The blight of homelessness is a persistent problem in our state," said Reid. "All Nevadans should have a roof over their heads and these HUD grants will go towards helping Nevada communities face the issue of homelessness head on. I am pleased that so many community and municipal organizations will have new resources to provide struggling Nevadans with quality shelter."
The list of Nevada Organizations Awarded with CoCR Funds include:
Carson City Department of Health and Human Services- Two awards totaling $67,889
Churchill Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, New Frontier Treatment Center- Two awards totaling $41,482
Churchill County- $74,919
City of Reno- Two awards totaling $183,285
Department of Health and Human Services- $234,996
Douglas County- $157,152
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth- $226,210
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services- $533,688
Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board- $52,944
St. Vincent HELP Inc.- $262,611
The Shade Tree, Inc.- $85,207
United States Veterans Initiative- Three awards totaling $411,280
Vitality Center- $84, 164
Washoe County- $117,523
WestCare Nevada- $329,612
Women's Development Center- Two awards totaling $250,031