Community Resource Center Receives $500,000 Grant To Reduce Homelessness
The Community Resource Center of Chillicothe is the recipient of a grant for up to $500,000 to assist in reducing homelessness in six (6) north Missouri counties. The grant will enable CRC to provide help to eligible persons or families in Livingston, Linn, Caldwell, Carroll, Daviess, and Grundy counties. Funding is through the CARES Act, administered statewide by the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC).
Specific program benefits to north Missourians are based on eligibility, and will include:
- Homeless Prevention Program: working with individuals or families to help them retain rental housing or pay past due utility bills where arrears in rents or utilities payments are due to loss of employment or reductions in income due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Rapid Re-housing Program: to work with individuals or families to become “re-housed” if they have lost housing due to evictions for rent payment arrearages or foreclosure. Re-housing will have to be in a rental unit.
- The CRC will also work with owners of rental housing units to answer their questions about program operations and eligibility.
The CRC has been operating a homeless shelter and working in other related program areas for the past 8 years.
For more information on the services available, contact the Community Resource Center at 660-646-1667.