Middlesex County Seeks Applicants For 2010 Continuum Of Care Funds For Homeless Programs

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MIDDLESESX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Housing Continuum of Care Committee (MCHC3) is seeking applicants for 2010 Continuum of Care funds for homeless programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

All renewal programs and new applicants interested in applying for this funding are invited to attend a meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 1 at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, 3rd floor conference room, 181 How Lane in New Brunswick.

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Applicants must submit their agency information at the meeting, including a program description, budget, and a description of how the program complements the Middlesex County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Blanquita Valenti

“Our partners in the Continuum of Care Initiative are integral to our efforts of ending homelessness in the County,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Blanquita Valenti, Chairperson for the Department of Human Services and Senior Services.  “We welcome their input as we continue to develop these important programs for Middlesex County.”

To be eligible for Continuum of Care grant funds, applicants are required to attend 80 percent of the Continuum of Care Committee meetings. Meetings are held at the Board of Social Services on the first Thursday of every month.

To help local programs meet the needs of homeless people, HUD offers these funds annually through a competitive process.  Examples of program descriptions, ranging from permanent and transitional housing for individuals and families to street outreach, are available at: http://www.hudhre.info.

For a copy of the Middlesex County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, and for additional information, contact Harriet Slonim, Middlesex County Human Services Planner, at: harriet.slonim@co.middlesex.nj.us or 1-732-745-4041.


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