LAS VEGAS --
Southern Nevada’s regional effort to address homelessness will receive almost $6.6 million this year to support homeless assistance programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Homeless Funds.
Also, local organizations hoping to be included in next year’s application for Continuum of Care Homeless Funds are being called to attend one of two upcoming meetings on Aug. 12 or 13.
The meetings are scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Both will be held in the 3rd floor training room at the Clark County Social Service Department building at 1600 Pinto Lane. Prospective applicants are required to attend one of those meetings.
The Continuum of Care Homeless Funds provides support for a variety of programs. For example, the $6.6 million awarded this year will support more than 600 beds in transitional and permanent housing programs for organizations that help the homeless move in to stable housing.
The Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Regional Initiatives Office applies for this funding annually and monitors the programs receiving the funds. Southern Nevada received about $6.6 million in Continuum of Care funding last year as well.
During the upcoming meetings, prospective applicants will learn the purpose and expectations for these funds, and about application requirements.
Applications from interested organizations are due by Sept. 5. Funding awards, if any, would come next year.
“More than 33,000 Southern Nevadans including families with children, couples and individuals of all ages will be homeless at some point this year,” SNRPC Regional Initiatives Coordinator Tyrone Thompson said. “But thanks to the many great programs and services funded by this grant we are making a difference.”
For more information about the local Continuum of Care Homeless Funds application got to www.helphopehome.org
or contact Michele Fuller-Hallauer at (702) 455-5188 or by email at MHF@ClarkCountyNV.gov
.-- From news release