Daniel Carson of The News-Messenger:
The WSOS Community Action Commission and Liberty Center of Sandusky County have each been awarded two year-grants by the state to help the area’s homeless populations.
The Ohio Development Services Agency in December awarded WSOS $1,007,100 and Liberty Center $173,200 through the state’s Homeless Crisis Response Progam.
In Port Clinton, Ottawa County Transitional Housing received a $75,400 grant through the state’s Supportive Housing Program.
Across Ohio, the Ohio Development Services Agency provided grants to 72 local organizations to support homeless prevention, emergency shelters and permanent housing initiatives.
More than $25.8 million will support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing, according to an ODSA release.
Ruthann House, President/CEO at WSOS, said her organization was pleased to receive the state funding for the group’s region, which includes Sandusky, Ottawa, Wood, Seneca, Erie, Huron and Richland counties.
“The program will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services for more than 400 households facing homelessness in these communities,” House said.