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County Gets $240,000 Grant to Help the Chronically Homeless

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Reno’s homeless shelter. Image: OurTownReno.com

Washoe County Commissioners approved today a $240,000 grant to fund case managers who will help area houseless individuals find permanent housing.

“This grant will go a long way in providing hope and much-needed help to our homeless population in Washoe County,” said Human Services Agency Director Amber Howell. “I want to thank the (state of Nevada) for supporting Washoe County’s goal to meet the needs of our chronically homeless, mentally-ill clients, in hopes of creating a safer, more secure and healthy community.”

Last fiscal year the case managers helped to move 79 chronically homeless people into housing, and the new funding will run through September 2018.

Primary care needs, as well as substance abuse and mental health treatment are offered as part of the program. Funding is provided by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

 

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