Life Resources receives grant

The Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless (ARCH), serving as the Continuum of Care (CoC) for 42 counties in Alabama, is excited to share that Life Resource Services of Jackson County has been granted $126,900 for a Rapid Rehousing Project for Fiscal Year 2023. This award, provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is part of the Continuum of Care Competition.

Felicia “the Housing GURU” Jackson, Executive Director of ARCH, commented on the grant’s significance. “This award will create a significant impact in Jackson County. The Rapid Rehousing project, integral to HUD’s approach, focuses on assisting individuals and families in swiftly transitioning from homelessness back to permanent housing. This program is crucial as it provides not just temporary housing assistance, but also supportive services, leading to long-term stability and independence. This funding represents our continuous commitment to eliminating homelessness and strengthening our communities.”

The Rapid Rehousing program under HUD is essential in the fight against homelessness. It aims to aid those in need in quickly securing permanent housing, typically involving a combination of rental assistance and supportive services tailored to each household’s specific needs.

The ARCH Board of Directors shared their thoughts, “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment. This funding will catalyze significant positive changes in Jackson County, reflecting our collective dedication to addressing homelessness. Achievements like this reinforce our commitment to strategic partnerships and innovative solutions to meet the housing needs of our most vulnerable populations.”

HUD’s CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to ending homelessness and provides funding to nonprofit providers and local governments to rehourse homeless individuals and families.

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