Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces More Than $87,000 for Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Grants to Brown County

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

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced grants totaling $87,650 to six
Brown 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 projects.

“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 Brown

* Brown County Human Services Department, Green Bay – $6,000.
* Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Green Bay – $29,900.
* Legal Action of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – $5,000.
* New Community Shelter, Green Bay – $9,400
* Salvation Army, Green Bay – $16,050.
* St. Vincent de Paul, Green Bay – $10,700.