LHC Awards $1.4 Million To Aid Homeless Services
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has awarded $1.4 million in federal grants to 17 municipalities across the state to improve services for homeless individuals, according to Executive Director Frederick Tombar, III.
Grant awards include the following:
The $1.4 million is part of the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ESG funding can be used to improve the quality and quantity of emergency shelters; fund short-term rental assistance to prevent homelessness; help homeless individuals into permanent rental housing; and fund outreach programs to connect unsheltered homeless individuals with housing and supportive services.
The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) was created by Act 408 of the 2011 Louisiana Legislative Session. The LHC administers federal and state funds through programs designed to advance the development of energy efficient and affordable housing for low and moderate income families.