Harkin Announces more than $457,000 for Homeless Assistance Programs in Iowa

Washington, D.C. – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced a total of $457,430 in homeless assistance funds for programs across Iowa. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Program. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds housing initiatives.

“It is vitally important that all Iowans have access to shelter, food, and housing support services,” said Harkin. “Homeless assistance programs provide critical help to the those in need and give them a real chance to get back on their feet.”

The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; providing funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness.

Details of the funding are as follows:

City of Des Moines– $218,598

City of Sioux City – $13,594

Family Alliance for Veterans of America, Inc. – $225,238

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