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Nine nonprofits, housing authorities to receive HUD grants

Nine nonprofits and public housing authorities in eastern Connecticut will receive a total of $1,907,511 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Tuesday.

The grants, under HUD's Continuum of Care program, are as follows:

  • Alliance for Living, New London: $149,964 for supportive housing program

  • Bethsaida Community, Norwich: $90,978 to operate the Flora O’Neil Apartments (permanent supportive housing for homeless women with disabilities)

  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center Inc.: $38,157 to operate the NLHHC Renewal Project

  • Safe Futures Inc., in New London: $51,596 to operate the Phoenix House Transitional Housing Program

  • Thames River Community Service Inc., Norwich: $195,983 to operate the Thomas River Family Program

  • Holy Family Home and Shelter, Willimantic: $130,349 to run “Homes Plus,” its first supportive housing program for six families and four individuals

  • Killingly Housing Authority: $120,916 to operate the Danielson Wrap Around Housing Program and Putnam Wrap Around Housing Program

  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Jewett City: $696,464 to operate the Homeless Collaborative Network

  • Windham Regional Community Council, Willimantic: $433,104 to operate Project Haven and Project Home

"Increasing access to quality, affordable housing is crucial when so many folks are facing uncertain financial futures," Courtney said in a statement. "This new federal funding will help these organizations to keep programs up and running, and to improve the quality of life for many residents in eastern Connecticut." 

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