Local services that provide shelter to the homeless are receiving help through a federal program.
Prince William County was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the COVID Homelessness Emergency Response Program (CHERP).
The initiative seeks to support homeless shelters and re-housing options, according to a release from Prince William County.
The grant has been allocated to the county’s Department of Social Services (DSS). It will use $500,000 to hire temporary personnel who are going to run the 48-person homeless shelter that’s set up at the Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge.
Nearly $732,000 will assist two non-profits that offer re-housing programs – Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).
Read about the housing services ACTS provides.
Officials are planning to combine the rest of the funding, which amounts to almost $111,000 with another CHERP grant. It may be carried over to next fiscal year.
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