Alabama awards more than $2.6 million for emergency housing assistance

These funds will help those in need in Alabama.

Posted: Dec 22, 2017 3:23 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) – Alabama has awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing and to assist others who are in danger of becoming homeless.

The funds will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services and financial education for families and people without a residence.

The funds will assist these families with moving costs, including rental and utility deposits.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey awarded the grants to 14 government and community agencies that administer the Emergency Solutions Grant program locally and assess individual needs for those seeking assistance.

Below is a list of each amount awarded, the name of the grant recipient and the areas served:

  • $397,548 to the Montgomery Area Coalition for the Homeless (Autauga, Bullock, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties)
  • $304,577 to the Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless (Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Escambia, Fayette, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Lee, Macon, Marengo, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, Washington and Wilcox counties)
  • $257,084 to the city of Florence (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties)
  • $201,584 to 2nd Chance (domestic violence victims in Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega counties)
  • $200,000 to Penelope House (Mobile)
  • $200,000 to the city of Birmingham (Birmingham)
  • $200,000 to the city of Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa County)
  • $200,000 to the city of Huntsville (Huntsville)
  • $200,000 to the city of Gadsden (Gadsden)
  • $154,000 to YWCA of Central Alabama (Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties)
  • $133,786 to the Shelby County Commission (Shelby County)
  • $126,000 to Housing First (Baldwin and Mobile counties)
  • $40,000 to the Mobile Area Interfaith Conference (inmates being released from Mobile County Metro Jail)
  • $20,000 to the Marshall County Commission (Marshall County)

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Tuscaloosa254448
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Butler64328
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Limestone5741
Houston5526
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