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State allocates $1.5M to homeless shelters

4 years ago Friday, January 28, 2011 5:47:15 AM CST January 28, 2011 Friday, January 28 2011 Jan 28, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Nearly $1.5 million in hurricane recovery money will be used to expand two emergency shelters and one transitional living house in Baton Rouge for the homeless.

The governor's Disaster Recovery Unit announced the funding plans Thursday.

The money will expand the capacity at the St. Vincent DePaul and Salvation Army's emergency shelters by 30 beds each - and can be reconfigured to house even more people in the event of a disaster.

The transitional housing project will create space for 64 homeless people getting substance abuse treatment.

The dollars come from federal block grant funds allocated to Louisiana after hurricanes Gustav and Ike struck in 2008.

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