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Non-profit organizations that help the homeless have a chance to receive grants.

March 30, 2007

It is estimated there are between 3,000 and 4,000 homeless people on the streets in Charlotte-Mecklenburg at any given time. Many non-profit organizations work to help those homeless, but often need a little help themselves, in the form of fresh funding.

Mecklenburg County is offering an option: limited dollars are available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Representatives from public and private non-profit agencies are invited to an informational session to learn about potential financial opportunities available through HUD's Continuum of Care.

- Wednesday, April 4
- 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Children and Family Services Building, Training Room #2
- 601 East Fifth Street (corner of Fifth and Davidson) in Charlotte

Each year, organizations in Mecklenburg County apply for funding from HUD to support programs that address homelessness. Anyone from an organization interested in applying can join representatives from the Homeless Services Network. The meeting will address:

- Applicant prerequisites
- The application process
- Grant match requirements
- Other issues related to this funding

For more information about this meeting, contact Roxi Johnson at 704-432-0075 or Peter Safir at 704-336-3100. For information about HUD's definition of, and response to homelessness, visit http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/index.cfm.

For general information on the effects of homelessness in our community, call Homeless Support Services at 704-926-0617.

 




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