$640K in grants to fight homelessness
ALEXANDRIA- The federal government has more than $640,000 in grants to several projects that fight homelessness in central Louisiana.
The awards were part of more than $26 million that was distributed this week through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD's Opening Doors strategy.
Kendra Gauthier, executive director for the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition, which serves as the sponsor for the HUD grants, said most of the money is used to fund operational expenses for the region's homeless programs.
The largest award went to the local Louisiana Integrated Treatment Services program, which is a mental health and substance abuse program administered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.