Idaho Housing and Finance receives grant to help Idaho's homeless
Homeless in Idaho will continue to have access to essential services thanks to a grant distributed by Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
IHFA received $2.54 million in Continuum of Care grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue providing housing and services for homeless people across Idaho.
Idaho’s award is part of the $1.47 billion in homeless assistance HUD awarded nationally.
The grants awarded ensure that existing housing and service programs are able to continue offering their services. Continuum of Care programs include services such as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and child care. In addition to those services, last year over 132,000 bed nights were serviced to homeless individuals in Idaho through permanent and transitional housing.
“There is no other funding out there for transitional housing and it is the most successful program we have to help people move from homeless to independent living,” said Captain John Stennett, Ada County commanding officer for the Treasure Valley Salvation Army.
“The funds make a huge difference to us because, thanks to them, we can have the program and provide help to local families; hundreds of people have made the transition from homeless to independent living in the last few years,” he said.