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|
|Pillars, Inc / It Takes a Village Permanent Supportive Housing Program||Appleton|
|City of Appleton / Fox Cities Housing Coalition RRH Program Expansion||Appleton|
|City of Appleton / Fox Cities HP Rapid Re-Housing Program||Appleton|
|Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties / CAI_RRH||Beloit|
|Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties / CAI_PSH||Beloit|
|Mercy Housing Lakefront / Johnston Center||Chicago|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Wisconsin HMIS Project Renewal||Des Moines|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Madison/Dane CoC Coordinated Entry||Des Moines|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Milwaukee CoC HMIS||Des Moines|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Madison/Dane CoC HMIS||Des Moines|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Racine CoC ICA Coordinated Entry||Des Moines|
|Institute for Community Alliances / Racine CoC HMIS||Des Moines|
|Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC RRH Project||Eau Claire|
|Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Supportive Services for Coordinated Entry||Eau Claire|
|Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Planning Grant FY2019||Eau Claire|
|Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care, Inc. / WIBOSCOC Supportive Services for Coordinated Entry DV||Eau Claire|
|Walworth County Housing Authority / Hartwell Street Apartments||Elkhorn|
|ADVOCAP, Inc. / Winnebagoland Rapid Rehousing||Fond du Lac|
|ADVOCAP, Inc. / Winnebagoland PSH||Fond du Lac|
|ADVOCAP, Inc. / ADVOCAP Fond du Lac Rapid Rehousing||Fond du Lac|
|West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Permanent Supportive Housing II||Glenwood City|
|West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Rapid Re-Housing||Glenwood City|
|West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. / West CAP Permanent Supportive Housing||Glenwood City|
|Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin / Brown County Rapid ReHousing||Green Bay|
|Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. / Western Dairyland PSH 1||Independence|
|Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. / Western Dairyland PSH 3||Independence|
|Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / Kenosha Permanent Housing Connections||Kenosha|
|Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / MyHOME Rapid Rehousing Project||Kenosha|
|Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. / KYF Rapid Rehousing Project||Kenosha|
|YWCA La Crosse / YWCA Rapid Rehousing||La Crosse|
|Dane County, WI / Rental Assistance WI0096L5103811||Madison|
|YWCA of Madison, Inc. / House-ability Program||Madison|
|The Salvation Army / RISE: Rehousing into Supportive Environments||Madison|
|Porchlight, Inc. / Housing Opportunities and Supportive Team-Focused Services||Madison|
|Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / Project WISH||Madison|
|Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / Jefferson County Transitional Housing||Madison|
|Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. / CAC Rapid Re-Housing - Dane||Madison|
|Porchlight, Inc. / Housing First Leasing Project||Madison|
|The Road Home Dane County / Foundations||Madison|
|City of Madison / WI-503 CoC Planning Application FY2019||Madison|
|Housing Initiatives, Inc. / Permanent Housing for Chronically Homeless||Madison|
|Tenant Resource Center, Inc. / Rapid Rehousing Renewal 2019||Madison|
|Lakeshore CAP Inc. of Wisconsin / RRH||Manitowoc|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw. Cnty S+C/TRA||Milwaukee|
|Guest House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Homelinc||Milwaukee|
|Community Advocates, Inc. / Autumn West Permanent Housing||Milwaukee|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Housing First TBRA||Milwaukee|
|Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Hope House Joint TH-RRH Project||Milwaukee|
|Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / OTP/PSH Milwaukee||Milwaukee|
|Community Advocates, Inc. / Autumn West Safe Haven||Milwaukee|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milwaukee County TBRA II-St. Anthony||Milwaukee|
|City of Milwaukee / WI-501 CoC Planning Application FY2019||Milwaukee|
|Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / Veterans Gardens||Milwaukee|
|WALKER'S POINT YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER / RAPID REHOUSING FOR YOUTH||MILWAUKEE|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Mercy Housing S+C||Milwaukee|
|Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. / PSH Racine||Milwaukee|
|Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. / Hope House PSH for Families||Milwaukee|
|The Salvation Army / ROOTS Permanent Housing||Milwaukee|
|St. Catherine Residence, Inc. / St. Catherine Residence||Milwaukee|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 Milw Cnty Heartland S+C||Milwaukee|
|Milwaukee County of / FY 2019 HF-TBRA III||Milwaukee|
|IMPACT Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Inc. / Community Based Coordinated Entry 2019||Milwaukee|
|Tellurian, Inc. / Permanent Housing Program Consolidation||Monona|
|Tellurian, Inc. / Willy Street SRO||Monona|
|The Salvation Army / Permanent Supportive Housing||New Richmond|
|Newcap, Inc. / Brown County PSH Individuals||Oconto|
|Newcap, Inc. / Brown County Youth RRH Project||Oconto|
|Newcap, Inc. / SHP Housing First||Oconto|
|Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. / A Place of My Own Housing Initiative||Racine|
|HOPES Center of Racine, INC / HOPES Center Rapid Rehousing||Racine|
|SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. / SAFE Passage Housing Project||Racine|
|Women's Resource Center of Racine / Purple Ribbon||Racine|
|Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. / CoC Planning Project FY2019||Racine|
|Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc. / NWCSA PSH||Superior|
|Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc / Jeremy House Safe Haven||Waukesha|
|Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, In / Welcome Home Eau Claire||West Allis|
|Couleecap, Inc. / Couleecap Housing First II PSH||Westby|
|Couleecap, Inc. / Couleecap Housing First Permanent Housing Program||Westby|
|Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. / Project Chance Rapid Re-Housing||Wisconsin Dells|
|North Central Community Action Program, Inc. / NCCAP Permanent Supportive Housing||Wisconsin Rapids|