Mayor Francis Slay and Human Services Director William Siedhoff today announced an $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund homeless services.
St. Louis successfully competed with thousands of cities across the country in securing this award, which in addition to renewing existing homeless programs will fund new projects that will provide 75 permanent supportive housing beds and provide resources for the city’s second safe haven. In the last six years, the Department of Human Services has received nearly $50 million from HUD’s Continuum of Care Competition but this year’s award of $11 million sets a new record.
“This HUD grant is the largest we have ever received and it will go a long way toward our goal of ending chronic homelessness,” said Mayor Slay. “The homeless people who will be helped by these agencies are the real winners.”
The organizations/agencies that will receive funding under the 2007 award are:
Missouri Department of Mental Health: $3,980,304
Peter & Paul Community Services: $2,740,940
The Salvation Army: $878,011
St. Louis Transitional Hope House: $766,669
Queen of Peace Center: $599,565
St. Patrick Center: $304,723
Metro Homeless Center: $239,054
Catholic Family Services: $173,370
YWCA Metro St. Louis: $156,931