ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Millions of dollars will pour into the state of Georgia to help deal with the homeless problem.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded the Salvation Army a $10 million grant from stimulus money.
Some of that money will be used in Southwest Georgia for homeless prevention and the Rapid Re-housing Program.
"One thing I'm very proud of is that the Salvation Army will be using 100 percent of this money either for service or service-oriented personnel. We're not keeping any money for administrative costs. We're not hiring anyone here at this office. We're using it strictly for service to people," said Capt. Douglas McClure, Albany Salvation Army Corps Officer.
The Rapid Re-housing program helps people who may have lost their homes because of the economy.
Money helps get them back in their home or other suitable housing.
Homeless prevention can help people pay utility bills or rent so they don't lose their homes.
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