Homeless Coalition of Jasper and Newton counties to receive additional funding


The same organization that’s trying to break the cycle of homelessness in two area counties received some good news from the federal government.

The Homeless Coalition of Jasper and Newton counties learned today they’ll be receiving a lot  more funding this year to try and accomplish that goal than last year. The coalition will be getting $48 thousand dollars more funding this year than last. Debbie Markman says a host of organizations team up to get homeless individuals or families into long term housing.

“And then we have staff at Economic Security Corporation, Salvation Army has staff, Catholic Charities of Southwest MIssouri has staff and we all then work together with trying to help that family,” says Debbie Markman, Economic Security Corp. Resource Development Director.

In all, the two county coalition will receive just over $600 thousand dollars in funding this year from Housing and Urban Development to assist 237 families transition to long term housing.

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