Providence Housing Development Inc., an affiliate of diocesan Catholic Charities, has been awarded a three-year, $602,168 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help disabled homeless veterans find a place to live locally. The grant will provide rent and supportive services to up to 20 qualifying vets. Participants will receive money to pay a security deposit, buy furniture and household start-up items, and make monthly rent payments.
Providence is partnering with East House Corp. on the program. East House will screen eligible applicants and provide ongoing support services including linking individuals to financial and medical benefits, mental-health and chemical-dependency treatments, landlord-tenant relations, independent living skills and community integration, and access to vocational and educational services. Participants will contribute 30 percent of their adjusted gross incomes to the program. For details, call East House at 585-256-3800.
According to East House officials, one in seven homeless adults is a veteran.