Homeward Bound receives $120,000 federal grant to house homeless families
By Richard Halstead
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 01/07/2012 03:00:00 PM PST
Homeward Bound of Marin, a nonprofit that operates the county’s homeless shelters, has been awarded $120,000 in federal funds to help support its emergency housing program for families.
“It’s super good news for our family program,” said Kerry Blasdell, Homeward Bound’s finance director.
Homeward Bound competed with organizations throughout the state for the grant award. The Department of Housing awarded funds to 62 of the 98 applicants.
Homeward Bound will use the money to rent motel rooms for up to 49 family members a night. It received federal grant money for the family program the previous two years as well.
The nonprofit also operates Mill Street Center, a 40-bed facility in San Rafael, and New Beginnings Center, an 80-bed facility in Novato.