Domenici: HUD Awards $7.68 Million to N.M. Homeless Organizations

Domenici: HUD Awards $7.68 Million to N.M. Homeless Organizations

WASHINGTON – January 7, 2008 – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that organizations in New Mexico are receiving more than $7.68 million in federal grant money to support housing and services for the homeless.

Domenici serves on the Senate appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which is making Supportive Housing Program Renewal (SHPR), Supportive Housing Program (SPR) and Shelter + Care Renewal (SPCR) and Shelter Plus Care (SPC) grants available to New Mexico.

“These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to local organizations that serve the homeless and try to help them through dire straits,” Domenici said.

“There are many reasons that families and individuals find themselves homeless. These grants are intended to address those causes and help these unfortunate people back on their feet, whether they are veterans or victims of domestic abuse,” he said.

In all, 34 grants worth a total $7.68 million are being released to organizations based in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Belen, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, Clovis, Farmington and Las Vegas. The awards were offered under the HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance program to support transitional housing, permanent housing and supportive services to the homeless.

For more information about the grants and homelessness in New Mexico, visit:

• HUD – http://www.hud.gov/homeless/index.cfm

• New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness – http://nmceh.org/index.html

The following is a review of the HUD homelessness grants awarded to New Mexico:

BELEN

$320,000 – Valencia Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence/La Vida Nueva (SHPR)

RIO RANCHO

$150,000 – Haven House Inc./Domestic Violence Housing and Services (SHPR)

$160,250 – Haven House Inc./Transitional Housing Expansion for Domestic Violence Survivors (SHP)

ALBUQUERQUE

$135,267 – Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc./Social Transition and Resource Services (STARS) (SHPR award)

$23,780 – Barrett Foundation Inc./Bridges Supportive Housing (SHPR)

$97,447 – Barrett Foundation Inc./Casa Milagro (SHPR)

$241,153 – Catholic Charities/Partners in Housing (SHPR)

$216,750 – Catholic Charities/Proyecto La Luz Supportive Services Only (SHPR)

$197,868 – Catholic Charities/Proyecto La Luz Transitional Housing (SHPR)

$326,340 – City of Albuquerque/Shelter Plus Care-Transitional Living Services (SPCR)

$1,029,408 – City of Albuquerque/Shelter Plus Care (SPCR)

$862,948 – City of Albuquerque/Supportive Housing Program (SHPR)

$223,709 – City of Albuquerque/Cuidando los Niños Day Care Program (SHPR)

$109,530 – Crossroads for Women/The Crossroads (SHPR)

$186,900 – Crossroads for Women/The Crossroads (SHPR)

$224,521 – New Life Homes (SHP)

$42,096 – S.A.F.E. House/Pathways Supportive Housing (SHPR)

$115,500 – St. Martin’s Hospitality Center/Dual Diagnosis Outreach Project (SHPR)

$165,140 – Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico/Sevagram Supportive Housing (SHPR)

$276,300 – Transitional Living Services Inc./Hudson House (SHPR)

$105,000 – Transitional Living Services Inc./Mesa House (SHPR)

SANTA FE

$203,928 – City of Santa Fe/Life Link-La Luz Project (SPCR)

$204,696 – City of Santa Fe/Life Link Tenant-Based Assistance #A (SPCR)

$306,660 – City of Santa Fe/Life Link Tenant-Based Assistance #C (SPC)

$122,052 – City of Santa Fe/Santa Fe Community Housing Trust (SPCR)

$283,500 – Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, Inc./Transitional Housing (SHPR)

$218,141 – St. Elizabeth Shelter Corp./Casa Cerrillos Permanent Housing for the Disabled Housing (SHPR)

LAS VEGAS

$193,420 – Samaritan House Inc./Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program (SHPR)

FARMINGTON

$160,250 – Navajo United Methodist Center/New Beginnings Transitional Housing for Women and Children (SHP)

$160,250 – San Juan Catholic Charities/Transitional Housing-Drexel House (SHP)

$210,145 – San Juan County Partnership/Housing Assistance for the Homeless (SHPR)

LAS CRUCES

$245,739 – Resources for Children and Youth Inc./Transitional Living Program Complex (SHP)

CLOVIS

$115,728 – Eastern Plains Council of Governments/Shelter Plus Care (SPCR)

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