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Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Cartwright Announces Over $2.9 Million in HUD Funds to Address Homelessness in Luzerne County

Jan 31, 2019
Press Release

Luzerne, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2,928,869 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Luzerne County working to address homelessness.

"This type of funding will help many people in our own communities who find themselves in need of housing,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “By helping people access housing and supportive services, we are giving them a chance to move toward productive, rewarding lives. I congratulate these organizations for their great work and am proud to support the programs that make this grant funding possible.”

The CoC program is part of a strategic plan to solve homelessness for veterans, adults, families, youth, and children. The program provides federal funding to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to rehouse homeless individuals, increase access to mainstream programs for the homeless, and promote self-sufficiency. Program funds will be disbursed to member agencies listed below.  

Volunteers of America

 Manna House $267,735

Catholic Youth Center

CYC Homeless Child Care Program $281,459

Commission on Economic Opportunity

HMIS for Luzerne County $167,618

PSH Chronic Homeless 1 $170,669

PSH Chronic Homeless 2 $129,638

PSH for 9 Homeless Families $119,358

PSH for Families and Individuals $165,183

Rev. Edward P. Nolan Residence $156,980

SHP Case Management for the Homeless $101,428

William Cherkes Residence $112,324

Domestic Violence Service Center, Inc.

See Yourself Succeed $52,354

Housing Development Corporation of NEPA

HDC SHP 1 2018 $242,366

HDC SHP 2 2018 $132,480

HDC SHP 3 2018 $150,535

HDC SHP 4 2018 $182,635

HDC SHP 5 2018 $ 208,471

HDC SHP 6 2018 $145,880

Rapid Re-Housing for Families 2018 $141,756