Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Harkin Announces more than $457,000 for Homeless Assistance Programs in Iowa
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
Iowa Finance Authority Awards more than $900,000 in Grants for Homelessness Services in Iowa
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
Boswell Announces Over $500,000 for Homeless Veterans
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
Boswell Announces New Funding for 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 to Primary Health Care, Inc. in Urbandale to help serve homeless veterans and their families.
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.
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.
Iowa Finance Authority awards more than $2 million in grants to assist 123 homeless assistance projects in 35 Iowa counties
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.
HUD Awards Funds for Permanent Supportive Housing
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:
Results of the Annual Point in Time Homeless Count
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).
Human Right, Iowa Legal Aid, The Boys Club, and North Middle School Students Helping the Homeless
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.
More Than $1 Million in Loans and Grants to Iowa from USDA
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
First Lady Mari Culver Announces Success of Homelessness Initiatives
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.
$399,875 to Help Iowa’s Homeless Veterans
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
Boswell announces $199,875 grant for homeless veteran job training in Des Moines
Washington, DC – June 23, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell announced the Department of Labor has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa a $199,875 job training grant as part of its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.
Boswell Announces $4.8 million in Emergency Funding to Iowa for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Families
Washington, DC - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Leonard Boswell announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed $4,847,522 to Iowa for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which helps families pay for home heating, cooling, and other energy costs