Hinesville’s efforts to help the homeless recently got a financial shot in the arm.
During its annual Fall Conference in Savannah, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded a $110,000 “emergency solutions” grant to the city.
“This grant is an incredible honor that stands as a testament to the hard work our city’s Community Development Department dedicates on a daily basis to help hundreds of individuals throughout Hinesville,” Interim City Manager Kenneth Howard said. “This money will assist in CDD’s venture to create stable housing outcomes for eligible persons in our community.”
The grant covers funding for emergency shelter and rapid rehousing for individuals who are literally homeless. It also pays for prevention services for individuals with verifiable hardships who are facing eviction and disconnection of utility services.
The city received a $90,000 grant in 2016, and between July 1 and June 30 the money helped 165 adults and 256 children, meaning it had an impact on 421 residents.