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TN Housing Development Agency awards $100,000 grant to Johnson County Safe Haven

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) awarded a $100,000 federal Emergency Solutions Grant to Johnson County Safe Haven to help fight homelessness among high risk populations in the areas rural Upper East Tennessee.
The nonprofit will use the funds to help administer shelter services and maintain a tracking program that will assist both homeless individuals and families in the area it covers.
Cities, counties and non-profit organizations in Tennessee are eligible to apply for the funds through a competitive grant process THDA administers. Johnson County Safe Haven was one of 37 recipients of ESG funding statewide in the Spring 2016 competitive grant process. Each grant recipient is required to put up matching funds.
THDA dispersed a total of $2.8 million among successful applicants.
ESG funds provide facilities capital as well as essential social services, street outreach, rapid rehousing assistance and Homeless Management Information Systems in non-metro areas. Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville-Davidson County are not eligible to compete for ESG funds because they already receive their own Community Development Block Grant funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).