Wolf Administration Approves Funding to Help Homeless Families in Pennsylvania

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 03, 2018 Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.“Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority of my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “Our goal is simple: to eliminate homelessness in the commonwealth. These grants are another step in achieving that goal.”The ESG funding falls into four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and emergency shelter. Rapid rehousing helps individuals and families who are homeless, fleeing violence, or living in a home not suitable for human habitation. Homelessness prevention helps families who are currently housed but may be in jeopardy of losing their housing. Street outreach connects unsheltered homeless individuals with emergency shelter and/or health services. Emergency shelter funding supports costs associated with operating an emergency shelter and renovations.The $5,276,043 in ESG funding was approved for the following areas:Adams County $64,193Allegheny County $200,000Armstrong County $265,020Beaver County $45,000Bedford County $97,300Blair County $350,000Bradford County $50,000Bucks County $25,000Butler County $64,194Carbon County $79,200Chester County $237,848City of Philadelphia $200,000Clinton County $99,639Crawford County $50,000Cumberland County $99,639Dauphin County $191,736Franklin County $279,972Indiana County $145,295Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. $1,276,142McKean County $112,259Mercer County $197,507Monroe County $329,953Montgomery County $155,625Schuylkill County $330,652Tioga County $50,000Union-Snyder Community Action Agency $150,000Wayne County $129,868For more information, on the Emergency Solutions Grant visit DCED, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img Wolf Administration Approves Funding to Help Homeless Families in Pennsylvanialast_img

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