Washington County moves to prevent homelessness
Acting as a fiscal agent through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Washington County Community Services is providing more than $95,000 to the Salvation Army, to help prevent homelessness.
Approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at the Oct. 27 meeting, the allocation is going to the Salvation Army through the Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program. FHPAP was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1993, to assist families with children, youth and single adults who struggle with finding housing stability.
The program is conducted through the Minnesota Financing Agency, and funds are awarded on a biennial basis.
The FHPAP funds will be used to assist about 95 Washington County households — consisting of single adults, youth and families — with rent and damage deposit payment assistance to prevent homelessness or assist homeless households to find housing.