Three Cattaraugus County organizations will receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to combat homelessness.
The monies include $61,703 for Cattaraugus Community Action’s Empowering the Homeless Toward Permanent Housing Solutions program, $9,191 for the Council on Addiction Recovery Services’ NY 504 Planning Project, and $106,692 for the Council on Addiction Recovery Services’ Shelter Plus Care Community Based Housing program.
The funds allocated to the three Cattaraugus County organizations are part of $60,177,796 in HUD funding for 38 counties in New York State to combat homelessness, according to a Dec. 22 press release from New York State’s two U.S. Senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer.
“No family should ever be without a place to call home, and these federal funds will help provide New Yorkers in need with the resources and support that can help them find safe housing and avoid homelessness,” said Gillibrand.
The funds will come from HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as well as local and state governments, to house homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency.
“By supporting affordable housing initiatives in New York State and helping organizations work with homeless families and individuals to get them back on their feet, we can make a real dent in homelessness across the state,” said Schumer.