Bill Siedhoff

Homelessness
5:15 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

St. Louis Officials: Federal Grant Could End Chronic Homelessness In 18 Months

The former riverfront tent camp known as "Hopeville." The city says it was able to get all residents living there into housing, and a new federal grant will expand those services in the city.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

St. Louis officials say a new federal grant could enable them to end long-term homelessness in the city in 18 months.

The city announced today that it had received $1.25 million to provide services like rental assistance, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and other support for those who have been living on the street long-term. 

Previous federal grants could only be used for specific populations, says human services director Bill Siedhoff. The new federal money will provide those critical support services to a broader population.

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