Hartford Foundation Awards $1 Million for Local Homeless Programs

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced grants totaling more than $1 million to six Hartford-area nonprofit organizations working to assist the homeless.

Designed to leverage $200,000 in municipal funds and $40,000 in private funds, the grants will help more than a thousand individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through rapid re-housing, eviction prevention/landlord negotiation assistance, and shelter programs. Grant recipients include Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing ($174,000), My Sisters' Place ($220,000), the Salvation Army ($323,000), Journey Home ($180,000), the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ($30,000), and the Cornerstone Foundation ($93,000).

"These grants support both short-term and long-term strategies to address homelessness," said Judy Rozie-Battle, vice president for program at the foundation. "Many families and individuals of modest means are still unable to afford current rents or spend an untenable amount of their income to secure even substandard housing. Funding will allow organizations to continue services, expand services, or test out new collaborative and collective impact models of addressing the issue of ending homelessness."

"Hartford Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million to Help Alleviate Homelessness in Greater Hartford." Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Press Release 01/22/2015.