Governor Announces Millions in Grants

More than $5 million in grants are awarded to the Wisconsin to provide affordable housing across the state.

Governor Jim Doyle announced the grants Monday at the capitol. The recipients included agencies and cities that will use the money to improve permanent and transitional housing opportunities for the homeless.

“In addition, these grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling substance abuse treatment and childcare,” Doyle said at Monday's news conference.

The state's Department of Commerce awarded the grants using federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Community action of Janesville, which provides efficiency units for homeless individuals with disabilities, received the largest award of $557 thousand.


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