Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces more than $400,000 For Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Grants to Milwaukee County

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced grants totaling $407,810 to 11
Milwaukee County organizations for emergency shelter and transitional
housing programs administered by the Bureau of Housing in the Department of
Commerce (Commerce). Statewide awards totaled $2.5 million for 80

“These grants will assist groups all over the state update and expand their
facilities and programming,” Governor Doyle said. “With this funding, we
will further our commitment to homeless families – helping them find a place
to live, and become more self-sufficient.”

The HUD Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) is designed to assist local homeless
programs in increasing the capacity of existing shelters and transitional
housing programs, and developing additional shelters in areas where they do
not exist. The Transitional Housing Grant Program is designed to develop or
expand transitional housing programs and services for homeless individuals
and families.

For more information about the Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Grant Programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, at 608/267-2713.

The following lists the recipients that will provide service to Milwaukee

* AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee – $61,825.
* Guest House, Milwaukee – $40,200.
* Hope House of Milwaukee, Milwaukee – $25,000.
* Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee – $60,000.
* Legal Action of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – $32,500.
* Milwaukee Women’s Center, Milwaukee – $43,285.
* Salvation Army, Milwaukee – $35,000.
* Social Development Commission, Milwaukee – $25,000.

* Sojourner Truth House, Milwaukee – $20,000.
* The Open Gate, Milwaukee – $50,000.
* Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee – $15,000.