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The City of Buffalo announced that it will designate $4.2 million dollars provided through the CARES Act to address housing issues and homelessness to alleviate the impacts of the Coranavirus pandemic.
As a part of the City of Buffalo’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) plan, the funding will be distributed through non-profit organizations who provide services for the homeless population, as well as through partners that provide housing for those at risk of homelessness. The partnering organizations include Compass House, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Restoration Society Inc., and Buffalo HOME.
The funding will be used in the following manner:
$1.6 million will go toward the rapid re-housing of nearly 400 people
Nearly $1 million will go to rental assistance programs to allow individuals to remain in their homes
Approximately $700,000 will go toward homeless shelters and nutritional needs programs
$100,000 has been designated to assist individuals with their housing needs who are HIV positive.