As part of the Economic Recovery Act, $1.5 billion is being distributed by HUD for homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. The city of St. Paul is scheduled to receive about $3.3 million and Minnesota Housing will receive over $10 million for the balance of state, which could include Ramsey County agencies as well.
The purpose of this fund is to identify people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and through the provision of short to intermediate term rental assistance (1 – 24 months) and appropriate support services, prevent or resolve the homelessness as rapidly as possible.
On Thursday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Union Gospel Mission, 435 East University Ave., there will be the second in a series of community discussions about the best use of this money. All are welcome to attend.