$10 million on the way to help the homeless - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

$10 million on the way to help the homeless

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

By Len Kiese - bio | email

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.

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow