More than $1.1 million in help for local homeless people is coming to Middle Georgia, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday.
About half the money, $523,392, will be used to support sponsor-based rental assistance efforts run by the River Edge Community Service Board in what’s called the Shelter Plus Care program.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc. collected $110,310 in grants for its Job Connection WORKing Solutions program in Macon, and another $148,066 in grants for a similar program in rural areas.
The Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council won a grant of $99,750 for transitional housing and another $94,500 for supportive services for homeless people. The Loaves & Fishes Ministries of Macon was granted $74,199 for its transitional housing for homeless families and $23,230 for transitional housing for homeless adults.
Maranatha Outreach Inc. of Milledgeville was granted $60,178 for a transitional housing program, the Maranatha Serenity Home.
In a statement, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said that “as we move into the coldest time of the year, it’s critical that no program risk running out of money to keep their doors open.”