The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $1.5 million today to St. Louis not-for-profits that aid the homeless. Catholic Family Services for Fathers Plus
will receive more than $1 million of the grant, to be used for funding 29 permanent housing units for single men with mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse. Gateway Homeless Services
will get $482,641 in a partnership with Grace Hill Settlement House to provide 55 transitional beds for large homeless families at the Water Tower Transitional Housing project.
"The City of St. Louis has seen a 30% reduction in homelessness in the past three years," said Mayor Francis Slay in a statement. "These new projects continue the great tradition of bringing quality services and housing to the homeless residents of the City via partnerships with non-profit providers of the Continuum of Care to End Chronic Homelessness."
Last year, St. Louis agencies received $8 million from HUD to provide care for the homeless.