In January, Ohio Valley Goodwill celebrated the continued success of its programs and services for people in need of housing when it received a renewal award of $172,000 from HUD for its longest running Permanent Housing for Persons with Disabilities grant. The grant makes up a small portion of the more than $1.5 million in federal funding Goodwill has received from agencies including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Labor (DOL). In addition to the HUD renewal grant, the agency received word that its newest HUD housing project was funded with a two-year, $703,923 grant, with an expected start-up date of February 1, 2011. The permanent housing project is a housing and rehabilitation program that will serve persons with documented disabilities and connect them with rehabilitation services offered by Goodwill and by other local, state or federal funding sources. Ohio Valley Goodwill has secured $900,000 in Veterans Administration and Department of Labor funding for programs that help to serve homeless veterans. The agency operates two Transitional Housing Leasing Pool (THLP) programs, one of which is veteran specific. In addition, the agency runs a Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program for veterans in Northern Kentucky, and operates an emergency housing program. “We are proud of the programs and services that we have been offering since the early 1990s that help to serve veterans, as well as of the successes that we have had in the area of housing and job placements,” said Grants Director Charlie Blythe. For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s housing and veteran assistance programs, please contact Charlie Blythe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mick Fusco at email@example.com.