Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) announces significant funding coming to Allen County through the Homeless Crisis Response Program, which seeks to prevent residents from entering homelessness. The funding was approved earlier today by the State Controlling Board.
“The historic state budget we passed last year included this funding to help uplift those unfortunately facing homelessness,” Cupp said. “This measure approved today is going to assist Allen County residents with housing stability and will hopefully prevent them from even becoming homeless, including households with children.”
The two measures approved today for Allen County included:
- $342,200 for Lima’s Samaritan House, Inc.
- $570,100 for West Ohio Community Action Partnership
The funding coming to these two local non-profits in Allen County is through the Homeless Crisis Response Program to prevent residents and families from entering homelessness, provide emergency shelter operations, and move these individuals from emergency shelters into permanent housing.
The next State Controlling Board meeting is scheduled for April 25.