Homeless grant received 2009.09.23

Written by David Green.

The Lenawee Emergency and Affordable Housing Corporation (LEAHC) was awarded $270,787 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.

The grant will be administered by the Michigan Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) over a two-year period to provide financial assistance and services to either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.

MSHDA is requiring that 85 percent of the first year funding to be spent in the first 12 months (85 percent of half of the grant amount). Prior to the end of the first year, the grant will be evaluated based on performance, data collection and use of funds. Based on the results, funds may be redistributed and access to the remaining funds will be contingent on performance.

MSHDA is requiring 100 percent of the funds to be expended within two years of the grant issuance date.

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