Approximately 23,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year. For youth who age out of the foster care system, finding reliable and secure housing is one of their biggest challenges. Of these youth, approximately 11 percent to 36 percent become homeless, while another 25 percent to 50 percent experience unstable housing. Today, the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, co-chaired by Sens
Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, leaders of the Caucus on Foster Youth, today announced a panel discussion on homelessness among foster youth. Homelessness and unstable housing are serious problems for the approximately 23,000 youth who age out of the foster care system each year. The panel discussion will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building (Judiciary Committee Hearing Room)
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
Des Moines - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded $900,776 in grants to twenty-seven organizations to assist homeless and domestic violence shelters with costs associated with providing essential services, emergency shelter operations and homelessness prevention services. The funding is made available through the Shelter Assistance Fund program
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $511,146 to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Des Moines to help serve homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $362,170...
Washington, DC - March 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Iowa Congressman Tom Latham on Tuesday voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to extend new help to homeless veterans.
GOVERNOR BRANSTAD AND LT. GOVERNOR REYNOLDS PROCLAIM THIS WEEK AS HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS...
Des Moines, IA - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds today proclaimed November 12-20, 2011 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Iowa. Iowa joins with 500 other communities and organizations throughout the country in bringing awareness to the issues. The Iowa Council on Homelessness has published new homelessness data citing a slight decrease in homelessness in 2010 and an increase in overall Iowans served for homelessness prevention.
Des Moines, IA - November 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently announced awards of more than $2 million in state and federal grants to assist homeless assistance projects in 35 counties throughout the state. The funds are made available through the Homeless Assistance Program, which is a combination of the federal Emergency Shelter Grant program and the state Shelter Assistance Fund programs and are jointly administered by the Iowa Finance Authority.
Sioux City, IA - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country. This amount represents $26 million more than last year’s grants and, combined with renewal funding announced earlier this year, represents the most homelessness assistance ever awarded by HUD. Three categories of funding were available:
February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness (SCEH), in coordination with the City of Sioux City, conducted the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, January 26. The Point in Time (PIT) count is a snapshot count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night, typically at the end of January. Cities across the country participate in this event as a requirement to receive funding for homeless activities from the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Human Rights, Iowa Legal Aid, The Boys Club, and North Middle School Students Helping the Homeless. Human Rights VISTAs, Legal Aid, The Boys Club and North Middle School Students have all been hard at work gathering much needed items for the homeless in our community. All have devoted time to increase the awareness and advocacy of homeless by requesting donations of items which will be passed out during the annual Point in Time Count.
WASHINGTON, DC - September 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded two grants totaling $465,000, and three loans totaling $828,000 to Iowa through the Rural Economic Development Grant and Intermediary Relending programs
DES MOINES, IA - July 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- First Lady Mari Culver today announced that a combination of state and federal programs designed to combat homelessness are helping thousands of Iowans achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. First, the Culver/Judge I-JOBS initiative includes three housing-related programs that provided $40 million to help agencies that provide services to the homeless and low-income Iowans. Second, the federal Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program – called Iowa Rental Help in Iowa – has assisted more than 8,000 Iowans since October.
WASHINGTON, DC - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded two grants totaling $399,875 to Iowa organizations through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
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