DCFS INFO MEMO 2001-14 

    September 9, 2001

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities 
          Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Susan Dreyfus
Administrator

Re:

Local Housing Grants

In July, the State Department of Administrationís Division of Housing and Intergovernmental Relations (DHIR) granted approximately $8.4 million to Wisconsin municipalities, counties and private non-profit agencies to provide for services, including shelter, for those who are experiencing homelessness or on the verge of homelessness.

The following are the various grant programs and purpose of the grants:

  • HCRI/HOME Grant Program for acquisition assistance to households purchasing a home; rental assistance in the form of security deposits, rent subsidies and/or utility payments; and down payments and closing cost assistance for families purchasing a home.

  • Emergency Shelter Grants to provide for shelter and services to homeless individuals and families.

Many of the families involved in the child welfare system are at risk of being homeless or are currently homeless. These grant awards to local counties and private non-profit agencies are providing crucial services to individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Itís important for those of us involved with families in the child welfare system to take advantage of those services that are funded through these grant awards.

Enclosed is a full listing of the agencies that have received the above mentioned grants.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Assistant Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Paula Brown
Independent Living/Kinship Care Coordinator
DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916

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CC:

County Foster Care Coordinators
Independent Living Coordinators


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