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'No one should be homeless:' Wisconsin gets nearly $25 million to help end homelessness

Posted: 5:48 PM, Jan 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-21 19:44:12-05

RACINE — Nearly $25 million in federal money will go toward ending homelessness in Wisconsin.

The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD reports a nearly 28.3 percent drop in overall homelessness in Wisconsin since 2010. Officials aim to keep the trend going.

Agencies that work with people experiencing homelessness in the Racine area will get more than $670,000. The funding zeros in on housing and support services

"It really does help our clients and really does make a difference," said Gai Lorenzen, Executive Director of Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization or HALO.

"The homeless population in Racine is large for a community of this size," said Lorenzen.

HALO is the lead agency for the Racine area organizations involved.

"It helps us to place individuals who are disabled and ready to leave homelessness into housing and will provide them with case management and other supports," said Lorenzen.

Support services may include help for addiction or access to education and workforce development.

"It’s going to give people the opportunity to get off the streets," said Fred Phillips.

Phillips used to turn to alcohol to try and stay warm when it was cold out on the streets. He was homeless and unemployed. Life was hard.

"It’s a miserable business. No one should be homeless," said Phillips.

But since joining HALO's housing program things are looking up for him.

"They encourage me to go to AA meetings which opened up a whole new world for me. I enrolled in Gateway and they encouraged me to graduate and that opened up a whole new world for me," said Phillips.

"Having a roof over your head makes recovery and housing stability a lot easier," Lorenzen explained.

The full list of HUD awards in Wisconsin is below.

City of Appleton / Fox Cities Housing Coalition RRH Program
Appleton

$183,480

Pillars, Inc / It Takes a Village Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Appleton

$182,038

City of Appleton / Fox Cities Housing Coalition RRH Program Expansion
Appleton

$78,467

City of Appleton / Fox Cities HP Rapid Re-Housing Program
Appleton

$58,124

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties / CAI_RRH
Beloit

$465,537

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties / CAI_PSH
Beloit

$221,889

Mercy Housing Lakefront / Johnston Center
Chicago

$34,461

Institute for Community Alliances / Wisconsin HMIS Project Renewal
Des Moines

$371,429

Institute for Community Alliances / Madison/Dane CoC Coordinated Entry
Des Moines

$267,611

Institute for Community Alliances / Milwaukee CoC HMIS
Des Moines

$144,112

Institute for Community Alliances / Madison/Dane CoC HMIS
Des Moines

$44,500

Institute for Community Alliances / Racine CoC ICA Coordinated Entry
Des Moines

$37,525

Institute for Community Alliances / Racine CoC HMIS
Des Moines

$15,000

Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC RRH Project
Eau Claire

$1,026,639

Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Supportive Services for Coordinated Entry
Eau Claire

$640,469

Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Planning Grant FY2019
Eau Claire

$302,110

Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Supportive Services for Coordinated Entry DV
Eau Claire

$176,000

Walworth County Housing Authority / Hartwell Street Apartments
Elkhorn

$70,810

ADVOCAP, Inc. / Winnebagoland Rapid Rehousing
Fond du Lac

$267,256

ADVOCAP, Inc. / Winnebagoland PSH
Fond du Lac

$132,958

ADVOCAP, Inc. / ADVOCAP Fond du Lac Rapid Rehousing
Fond du Lac

$96,684

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Permanent Supportive Housing II
Glenwood City

$633,234

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Rapid Re-Housing
Glenwood City

$349,372

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Permanent Supportive Housing
Glenwood City

$159,730

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin / Brown County Rapid ReHousing
Green Bay

$175,610

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. / Western Dairyland PSH 1
Independence

$263,454

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. / Western Dairyland PSH 3
Independence

$190,750

Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / Kenosha Permanent Housing Connections
Kenosha

$397,814

Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / MyHOME Rapid Rehousing Project
Kenosha

$145,523

Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / KYF Rapid Rehousing Project
Kenosha

$131,223

YWCA La Crosse / YWCA Rapid Rehousing
La Crosse

$74,826

Dane County, WI / Rental Assistance WI0096L5103811
Madison

$1,060,834

YWCA of Madison, Inc. / House-ability Program
Madison

$438,201

The Salvation Army / RISE: Rehousing into Supportive Environments
Madison

$263,572

Porchlight, Inc. / Housing Opportunities and Supportive Team-Focused Services
Madison

$236,344

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / Project WISH
Madison

$193,608

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / Jefferson County Transitional Housing
Madison

$168,164

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / CAC Rapid Re-Housing - Dane
Madison

$139,151

Porchlight, Inc. / Housing First Leasing Project
Madison

$138,347

The Road Home Dane County / Foundations
Madison

$133,091

City of Madison / WI-503 CoC Planning Application FY2019
Madison

$107,086

Housing Initiatives, Inc. / Permanent Housing for Chronically Homeless
Madison

$91,000

Tenant Resource Center, Inc. / Rapid Rehousing Renewal 2019
Madison

$85,135

Lakeshore CAP Inc. of Wisconsin / RRH
Manitowoc

$132,711

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw. Cnty S+C/TRA
Milwaukee

$2,868,603

Guest House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Homelinc
Milwaukee

$1,525,359

Community Advocates, Inc. / Autumn West Permanent Housing
Milwaukee

$1,148,074

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Housing First TBRA
Milwaukee

$602,234

Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Hope House Joint TH-RRH Project
Milwaukee

$582,417

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / OTP/PSH Milwaukee
Milwaukee

$447,673

Community Advocates, Inc. / Autumn West Safe Haven
Milwaukee

$411,322

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milwaukee County TBRA II-St. Anthony
Milwaukee

$402,331

City of Milwaukee / WI-501 CoC Planning Application FY2019
Milwaukee

$379,031

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / Veterans Gardens
Milwaukee

$287,168

WALKER'S POINT YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER / RAPID REHOUSING FOR YOUTH
MILWAUKEE

$272,810

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Mercy Housing S+C
Milwaukee

$250,189

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / PSH Racine
Milwaukee

$207,576

Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Hope House PSH for Families
Milwaukee

$199,292

The Salvation Army / ROOTS Permanent Housing
Milwaukee

$164,402

St. Catherine Residence, Inc. / St. Catherine Residence
Milwaukee

$153,864

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Heartland S+C
Milwaukee

$95,260

Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 HF-TBRA III
Milwaukee

$84,644

IMPACT Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Inc. / Community Based Coordinated Entry 2019
Milwaukee

$61,498

Tellurian, Inc. / Permanent Housing Program Consolidation
Monona

$398,672

Tellurian, Inc. / Willy Street SRO
Monona

$76,233

The Salvation Army / Permanent Supportive Housing
New Richmond

$24,747

Newcap, Inc. / Brown County PSH Individuals
Oconto

$898,636

Newcap, Inc. / Brown County Youth RRH Project
Oconto

$365,266

Newcap, Inc. / SHP Housing First
Oconto

$199,874

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. / A Place of My Own Housing Initiative
Racine

$392,734

HOPES Center of Racine, INC / HOPES Center Rapid Rehousing
Racine

$103,189

SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. / SAFE Passage Housing Project
Racine

$66,058

Women's Resource Center of Racine / Purple Ribbon
Racine

$63,819

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. / CoC Planning Project FY2019
Racine

$47,412

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc. / NWCSA PSH
Superior

$117,870

Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc / Jeremy House Safe Haven
Waukesha

$118,755

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, In / Welcome Home Eau Claire
West Allis

$89,476

Couleecap, Inc. / Couleecap Housing First II PSH
Westby

$379,676

Couleecap, Inc. / Couleecap Housing First Permanent Housing Program
Westby

$231,746

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. / Project Chance Rapid Re-Housing
Wisconsin Dells

$273,496

North Central Community Action Program, Inc. / NCCAP Permanent Supportive Housing
Wisconsin Rapids

$182,898

WISCONSIN TOTAL

$24,700,183

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