Fw: PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES $900 MILLION IN HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TODAY

William Tinker (wtinker@fcgnetworks.net)
Sat, 25 Dec 1999 21:27:36 -0500


12-25-99
This makes me very angry that is less than a dollar a day to live on pretty
poor feed wouldn,t you say ?
"A Brother in Peace and In Strife' Bill Tinker
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! WOW THANKS UNCLE SAM......SCARY STUFF


----- Original Message -----
From: unclescam <unclescam@buskers.org>
To: ICAN! America <icanamerica@msn.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 1999 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES $900 MILLION IN HOMELESS ASSISTANCE
TODAY


> bill it seems to me the homeless must de eatin that money. with a million
> poor/homeless and $900,000,000.oo ,thats 900 bucks apiece over three
years. you'd
> think the poor folks could make up the rest. well that's what you get for
not takin
> care of yourself. dependin on the government just don't pay. didn't gw
reap the
> rewards of dependin on the wealthy?  mebbe we should ask them instead of
the
> government. bill gates just dropped 300,000,000.00 on the united way as an
> endowment. let's ask bill
>
> "ICAN! America" wrote:
>
> > PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES $900 MILLION IN HOMELESS ASSISTANCE
>
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> > ---------------------------------------
> >
> > Continuum of Care Grants by State
> > http://www.hud.gov/pressrel/esgcoc99/cocmenu.html
> >
> > WASHINGTON - President Clinton today announced $900 million in grants to
provide
> > an estimated 245,000 homeless people with housing, job training, mental
health
> > services, substance abuse treatment and other services to help them
permanently
> > escape homelessness over the next three years, and to provide emergency
shelter
> > to thousands of others.
> >
> > The grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will go
to more
> > than 350 communities, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico and
> > American territories. In addition, more than 1,000 non-profit
organizations such
> > as the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America and Catholic Charities will
receive
> > funding for homeless assistance programs.
> >
> > "Here at home we are reaching out to the poor - to those who do not yet
share in
> > America's growing prosperity," the President said. "We are making new
efforts to
> > reach out to the homeless - to help them find housing, medical care and
jobs."
> >
> > HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo said: "The tragedy of homelessness can be
reversed,
> > one person at a time, when we give homeless people the opportunity to
turn their
> > lives around. Our programs have a proven record of success that we will
build on
> > with the grants we're awarding today."
> >
> > A total of $750 million of the HUD assistance announced today is
targeted to
> > 1,834 long-term programs to help individuals and families permanently
end their
> > homeless status, as part of HUD's Continuum of Care approach to
addressing
> > homelessness. These competitive grants are awarded to states, local
governments
> > and non-profit groups based on a number of factors that measure the
> > effectiveness of their plans.
> >
> > The remaining $150 million in funds are for Emergency Shelter Grants
that
> > provide food and shelter on a short-term basis to homeless people. These
grants
> > are awarded through a formula based on a community's housing and poverty
needs.
> > States and cities select projects to receive funding.
> >
> > In addition, HUD is advancing nearly $8 million in funds from next
year's
> > homeless grants to renew funding for supportive housing programs in 35
> > communities to enable them to continue operations.
> >
> > President Clinton successfully won approval of increased funding for
homeless
> > assistance programs to $1.02 billion in his fiscal 1999 budget, up from
$975
> > million the previous year.
> >
> > HUD has invested nearly $5 billion in programs to help homeless
Americans since
> > President Clinton took office in 1993. That's more than three times as
much as
> > the $1.5 billion HUD spent on homeless assistance programs from the time
they
> > were created in 1987 until 1993.
> >
> > Earlier this month, HUD released the most comprehensive study to date of
> > homelessness, The Forgotten Americans - Homelessness: Programs and
People They
> > Serve. The landmark study reported that most people who become homeless
have
> > suffered severe hardships - including physical and sexual abuse,
childhood
> > trauma, poverty, a poor education, disability and disease - but are
successful
> > in escaping homelessness when they get help from federal and other
programs.
> >
> > The report said the top priority of homeless people it surveyed was to
get a
> > job - the first step to self-sufficiency. It said 44% of homeless people
> > surveyed worked at least part-time during the past month.
> >
> > The study also said that when homeless people get housing assistance and
needed
> > services - such as health care, substance abuse treatment, mental health
> > services, education and job training - 76% of those living in families
and 60%
> > of those living alone end their homeless status and move to an improved
living
> > situation after completion of the assistance program.
> >
> > The report is based on interviews completed in 1996 with 4,207 people -
most
> > homeless at the time and the rest of them people living in poverty who
benefit
> > from homeless assistance programs such as soup kitchens. The study is
also based
> > on interviews with representatives of 11,909 programs that serve
homeless
> > people. Interviews were conducted in 76 metropolitan areas, small cities
and
> > rural areas. The U.S. Census Bureau collected the data and the report
was
> > prepared by the Urban Institute.
> >
> > HUD's Continuum of Care initiative, which was developed by Cuomo when he
was an
> > Assistant Secretary at HUD, is the centerpiece of the federal policy on
> > homelessness.
> >
> > Recently the Continuum of Care program received the prestigious
Innovations in
> > American Government Award from Harvard University's Kennedy School of
Government
> > and the Ford Foundation for its broad-based approach to helping homeless
people
> > take control of their lives, reunite with their families, and become
productive
> > members of society.
> >
> > Cuomo said the Continuum of Care approach has been successful because it
brings
> > together non-profit groups, the private sector and local and state
governments
> > in a partnership to design local programs to help homeless people become
> > self-sufficient.
> >
> > The CBS television network and local TV stations around the nation this
week
> > began airing public service announcements developed for HUD that focus
attention
> > on homeless people. The following actors have already taped public
service
> > announcements (PSAs): William Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Roma Downey,
Kevin
> > Kline, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Ted Danson, Ray Romano, Nathan
Lane,
> > and Matthew Broderick. In addition, former New York City Mayor David
Dinkins,
> > Miss America Heather French, boxing announcer Roy Jones, Jr., and model
Heidi
> > Klum have taped PSAs. Actors Marisa Tomei, Rosie O'Donnell, and James
Gandolfini
> > plan to tape PSAs, as does model Christie Brinkley.
> >
> > The HUD campaign to increase public awareness of homelessness is called
Put a
> > Face on Homelessness. The PSAs that are part of the campaign encourage
viewers
> > to call HUD at 1-800-HUD-1010 or to log onto HUD's website -
www.hud.gov - to
> > get information on what they can do to help homeless people get housing,
move
> > toward self-sufficiency, and improve their lives.
> >
> > By identifying their home Zip Code, people contacting HUD at the phone
number or
> > on the Internet can get the name and phone numbers of nearby homeless
> > facilities, so they can volunteer their time or make a donation to help
homeless
> > people.
> >
> > LISTING OF HUD HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS BY STATE*
> > *CoC - Continuum of Care, ESG - Emergency Shelter Grants
> >
> > ALABAMA          $9.0 million CoC - $6.9 million ESG - $2.1 million
> > ALASKA             $2.7 million CoC - $2.5 million ESG - $192,000
> > ARIZONA            $22.1 million CoC - $20.3 million ESG - $1.8 million
> > ARKANSAS         $3.2 million CoC - $2.1 million ESG - $1.1 million
> > CALIFORNIA        $133.1 million CoC - $114.7 million ESG - $18.4
million
> > COLORADO         $9.2 million CoC - $7.7 million ESG - $1.5 million
> > CONNECTICUT    $7.7 million CoC - $6.0 million ESG - $1.7 million
> > DELAWARE         $3.7 million CoC - $3.4 million ESG - $278,000
> > DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $8.7 million CoC - $7.9 million ESG - $826,000
> > FLORIDA             $45.4 million CoC - $39.2 million ESG - $6.2 million
> > GEORGIA             $15.1 million CoC - $12.1 million ESG - $3 million
> > HAWAII               $4.8 million CoC - $4.2 million ESG - $637,000
> > IDAHO                 $2.1 million CoC - $1.7 million ESG - $415,000
> > ILLINOIS               $54.0 million CoC - $46.4 million ESG - $7.6
million
> > INDIANA              $15.0 million CoC - $12.1 million ESG - $2.9
million
> > IOWA                 $5.9 million CoC - $4.3 million ESG - $1.6 million
> > KANSAS             $7.7 million CoC - $6.5 million ESG - $1.2 million
> > KENTUCKY         $11.7 million CoC - $9.7 million ESG - $2.0 million
> > LOUISIANA         $15.8 million CoC - $12.9 million ESG - $2.9 million
> > MAINE                 $6.4 million CoC - $5.6 million ESG - $782,000
> > MARYLAND         $19.4 million CoC - $17.1 million ESG - $2.3 million
> > MASSACHUSETTS $38.2 million CoC - $33.7 million ESG - $4.5 million
> > MICHIGAN             $37.7 million CoC - $32.1 million ESG - $5.6
million
> > MINNESOTA          $18.1 million CoC - $15.6 million ESG - $2.5 million
> > MISSISSIPPI           $2.0 million CoC - $355,950  ESG - $1.6 million
> > MISSOURI             $14.1 million CoC - $11.2 million ESG - $2.9
million
> > MONTANA           $1.8 million CoC - $1.4 million ESG - $368,000
> > NEBRASKA           $1.7 million CoC - $871,750 ESG - $830,000
> > NEVADA               $3.7 million CoC - $3.1 million ESG - $563,000
> > NEW HAMPSHIRE     $983,918 CoC - $472,918  ESG - $511,000
> > NEW JERSEY         $18.9 million CoC - $14.6 million ESG - $4.3 million
> > NEW MEXICO         $4.4 million CoC - $3.6 million ESG - $805,000
> > NEW YORK            $95.3 million CoC - $80.7 million ESG - $14.6
million
> > NORTH CAROLINA $6.7 million CoC - $4.1 million ESG - $2.6 million
> > NORTH DAKOTA    $00 CoC   All for ESG - $286,000
> > OHIO                     $49.2 million CoC - $42.5 million ESG - $6.7
million
> > OKLAHOMA           $8.9 million CoC - $7.6 million ESG - $1.3 million
> > OREGON                 $7.5 million CoC - $6.1 million ESG - $1.4
million
> > PENNSYLVANIA     $51.3 million CoC - $42.0 million ESG - $9.3 million
> > RHODE ISLAND      $5.2 million CoC - $4.5 million ESG - $712,000
> > SOUTH CAROLINA $6.5 million CoC - $4.9 million ESG - $1.6 million
> > SOUTH DAKOTA    $00 CoC    All for ESG - $345,000
> > TENNESSEE          $11.4 million CoC - $9.4 million ESG - $2.0 million
> > TEXAS                 $46.7 million CoC - $36.3 million ESG - $10.4
million
> > UTAH                   $1.4 million CoC - $610,811 ESG - $823,000
> > VERMONT            $2.2 million CoC - $1.9 million ESG - $338,000
> > VIRGINIA             $14.2 million CoC - $11.8 million ESG - $2.4
million
> > WASHINGTON     $26.4 million CoC - $24.1 million ESG - $2.3 million
> > WEST VIRGINIA   $2.1 million CoC - $1.0 million ESG - $1.1 million
> > WISCONSIN         $15.0 million CoC - $12.2 million ESG - $2.8 million
> > WYOMING             $354,326 CoC - $195,326  ESG - $159,000
> > PUERTO RICO      $ 00 CoC   All for ESG - $4.6 million
> > VIRGIN ISLANDS  $00 CoC   All for ESG - $300,000
> >
> > For the listing by states and CoC groups, go to URL:
> >  http://www.hud.gov/pressrel/esgcoc99/cocmenu.html
> >
> > S o n n y
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> > I CAN! America, LLC
> > Community Resource Builders
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> > I CAN! America, LLC
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