Ohio awards $15.1 million in grants to help house homelessWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
More than $15.1 million in grants through the Ohio Housing Trust Fund Homeless Assistance Grant Program were awarded to 75 organizations operating emergency shelters and supportive housing facilities in the state.
The grants were announced Nov. 28 by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development which administers that program.
More than $1.7 million in grants was awarded to numerous organizations in northwest Ohio, including $171,000 to Beach House Inc., $201,900 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo, $82,900 to Harbor House/300 Beds Inc., $275,000 to Neighborhood Properties Inc., and $352,000 to the Toledo Community Service Center, all in Lucas County; $121,000 to Ottawa County Traditional Housing; $150,100 to the Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission in Defiance County; $173,200 to Liberty Center in Sandusky County; and $179,700 to the YMCA of Van Wert County.
“These investments will support local community efforts to provide shelter and housing for our most vulnerable citizens. We are ensuring that housing organizations have the funding needed to continue making a difference in the lives of Ohioans,” Michael Hiler, deputy chief for the Office of Community Development, said in a statement.
In addition, Habitat for Humanity of Ohio will receive $200,000 from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund Discretionary Grant Program for its efforts to construct homes for Ohio families. Habitat will distribute $180,000 of the grant to 16 of its local affiliates around Ohio to construct or rehabilitate 20 single-family homes which will assist 60 people.