The recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act opened considerable funds for the City of St. Louis to fight homelessness in our community—the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated $8.1 million to the City of St. Louis, and the State’s Department of Social Services’ allocated nearly $300,000. The new initiative began today,with an opportunity for those experiencing homelessness to meet with a group of housing specialists at City Hall. Read all about the Hope Is Moving In initiative at their website.
It’s encouraging to see how this initiative will utilize its funding to better provide resources to those in need. We’ve learned through Facing the Mortgage Crisis that often the problem is not a lack of resources, but the difficulty people have in finding what’s available. Hope Is Moving In will establish help centers throughout the community, allowing individuals easier access to an extensive network of professionals who can help.