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The Emergency Shelter Grants program provides homeless persons

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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 7, 2007

Contact: Steve Rector Public Affairs Director (208) 331-4725 Lisa Davis Public & Media Relations Officer (208) 331-4858

IHFA administers $525,763 in Emergency Shelter Grants to assist homeless Idaho Housing and Finance Association has received $525,763 in Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. IHFA has administered the ESG funds to 19 Idaho organizations that serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Emergency Shelter Grants program can assist with the rehabilitation or remodeling of a building used as a new shelter; operations and maintenance of the facility; essential supportive services; homeless prevention assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing; and grant administration. The funds awarded will support these activities over the next 18 months. ESG funds are administered by IHFA based on qualifications determined through the application process. “IHFA is pleased to administer funding that will help organizations around the state reach out to families experiencing financial hardship,” said Julie Williams, senior vice president. Grantees, except for state governments, must match ESG grant funds with their own locally generated amounts. This local funding can come from the grantee or recipient agency or organization; other federal, state and local grants; and from "in-kind" contributions such as supplies and equipment, new staff services, and volunteer time.

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IHFA will use $26,288 to cover costs associated with administering the ESG funds. The 19 projects receiving grants include:
 St. Vincent de Paul Coeur d’Alene $44,348 St. Vincent de Paul has a shelter for men and a shelter for women and children. The funding will be used for staff salaries, client services, shelter food, and operations and maintenance.  Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Pullman-Moscow $27,000 Alternatives to Violence is a 24-hour provider of emergency, secure, confidential shelter. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, shelter staff salaries, client services, food, and supplies for client education and employment.  YWCA of Lewiston Lewiston $31,418 YWCA of Lewiston provides a shelter for homeless families with children and for domestic violence victims and their children. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff wages, and direct client services.  Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships Boise $23,380 SHIP works with individuals recovering from addictive disorders. The funding will be used for staff salaries, client services, and operations and maintenance.  The Jesse Tree of Idaho Boise $15,660 Jesse Tree assists individuals who are in permanent housing and are at risk of becoming homeless. The funding will be used for homeless prevention services.  S.A.F.E. Center (operated by Salvation Army) Boise $29,859 SAFE Center provides a shelter for homeless women and homeless women with children. The funding will be used for shelter food, staff salaries, client services, and shelter operations and maintenance.  Community Family Shelter (operated by Salvation Army) Nampa $24,890 Community Family Shelter provides shelter for families and single women. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, client services, and staff salaries.

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 Valley Crisis Center Nampa $39,786 Valley Crisis Center provides a 24-hour domestic violence shelter and homeless prevention resources. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, shelter food, client services, and staff salaries.  The Advocates Hailey $33,779 The Advocates is a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter and provider of homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for operations and maintenance of the facility and staff wages.  Crisis Center of Magic Valley Twin Falls $28,896 Crisis Center of Magic Valley shelters victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, on-site food and supplies, childcare vouchers, and client services.  South Central Community Action Partnership Twin Falls $7,020 South Central Community Action Partnership provides homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Bannock Youth Foundation Pocatello $34,532 Bannock Youth Foundation is a shelter for runaways and homeless youth. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salary, and food.  Aid For Friends Pocatello $29,841 Aid For Friends provides safe and sanitary emergency shelter to individuals and families as they confront homelessness. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, and staff wages.  South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency Pocatello $8,100 South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency provides homeless prevention services. The funding will be used for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  City of Refuge Idaho Falls $29,764 City of Refuge is a men’s homeless shelter. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salaries, food for the shelter, and client services.

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 C.L.U.B. Inc. Idaho Falls $35,041 C.L.U.B. offers emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for homeless individuals, targeting those with mental illness and substance abuse issues. The funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance, staff salaries, shelter food, and homeless prevention services.

 Family Assistance in Transitional Housing, F.A.I.T.H. Idaho Falls $16,000 Faith provides temporary housing and serves as a safety net for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The funding will be used to provide supportive services to clients.  Mahoney Family Safety Center (Operated by Lemhi County Crisis Intervention) Salmon $17,290 The Mahoney Family Safety Center provides emergency shelter for victims of abuse, women in crisis, women in growth and transition, and children at risk. Funding will be used for shelter operations and maintenance and staff salar ies.  Oneida Crisis Center, Inc. Malad $22,871 The Oneida Crisis Center serves homeless women, children, and men and provides emergency shelter to victims of abuse. The funding will be used to provide essential services, staff salaries, and to complete necessary rehabilitation on the shelter facility.

### The Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing business organization, provides funding for affordable housing in communities where it is most needed and when economically feasible.


				
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