Federal grant to aid Nevada homeless | NevadaAppeal.com

Federal grant to aid Nevada homeless

Community Outreach in Reno has received $280,961 in a transitional housing grant.

Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., said several U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, totaling $3,139,844, were handed out to Nevada groups that assist in the effort to combat homelessness.

“While many Americans are enjoying a robust economy and prosperous times, we must not forget that homelessness continues to be a major problem in this country,” said Gibbons.

“Nevada has a number of persons who, for one reason or another, have fallen on hard times and are now homeless,” he said. “This grant money will hopefully help get them back on their feet, get shelter, and enter the workforce.”

The Supportive Housing Program assists homeless providers to acquire, build, renovate, and operate facilities that serve homeless families and

individuals. The program also offers homeless people the supportive

services they need to achieve independent living. A large portion of the money was distributed to the Las Vegas area.