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Fulton Commissioners Vote to Accept Renewal Grant for Services to Homeless Citizens | Community Spirit

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Fulton Commissioners Vote to Accept Renewal Grant for Services to Homeless Citizens

As of October 6th, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a one-year grant renewal for services to the homeless. The funds which will be provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to provide services to help homeless citizens to overcome substance abuse, to prepare for employment and obtain permanent housing through the Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing. 

The county will add matching grant dollars of $287,571, which will bring the actual funds committed to $974,058.

The grants funds will be used in collaboration with 31 community-based agencies to provide funds to address substance abuse issues for those who are identified as being in need of assistance. Compliance with substance abuse treatment is required to continue with other services, which include employment preparation, training, and identification of permanent housing once a client secures a job.

Homeless citizens who obtain new jobs and remain employed for a minimum of eight weeks are then assisted with a housing search by their case managers.  Once housing has been identified, funds are provided to assist with the following costs:

  • 100 percent of the deposits for rent and utilities,
  • 100 percent of the rent and utilities for the first month
  • 50 percent of the rent and utilities for the second month
  • 33.33 percent  of the rent and utilities for the third month

The Human Services Department’s Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing first received the grant in 1997.   The grant has been renewed every year since the first award was made.

For more information, call 404-874-0412.