Gov. Evers announces $500K for 13 projects to reduce homelessness

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Gov Tony Evers on Wednesday announced grants for 13 projects around the state to combat the homeless problem.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority released $500,000 in state funds for programs that help people who are homeless. More than half of that grant money -- $281,500 -- is going to agencies in Northeast Wisconsin.

  • Oshkosh: $100,000 to Advocap to help purchase a building for a permanent supportive housing project with 13 apartments;

  • Appleton: $70,000 to Community Outreach Temporary Services (C.O.T.S.) for renovations and HVAC upgrades to their transitional housing facility;

  • Brown County: $70,000 to NEWCAP to help buy a duplex to provide two permanent supportive housing units;

  • Shawano:: $25,000 to Shawano Area Matthew 25 (SAM-25) for rehabilitation and accessibility upgrades to their emergency shelter;

  • Green Bay: $16,500 to House of Hope for security upgrades at their emergency shelter;

The governor`s office says 44 agencies in 25 counties applied for the grants. They added up to more than $3 million.   ...more

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