Beginning July 1, 2016 Ohio Valley Goodwill will begin a new HUD grant. The new grant represents the third HUD grant awarded to the organization designed to help provide services for individuals challenged with homelessness. The new HUD grant is a Permanent Housing Grant that has a total three year funding amount of $625,539. (That breaks out to $208,513 per year). It is expected that 22 households will be served within the first year. “Having the new HUD grant will allow us more flexibility in ensuring that the people we serve will have permanent housing solutions,” said Camille Robinson, Grant Manager.
The Special Projects team serves almost 900 people annually and their mission is to help individuals to attain permanent housing and employment in the Greater Cincinnati community. “We are very proud of our staff team and the outcomes we are able to help the people we serve achieve,” said Camille Robinson, Special Projects Grants Manager. For more information about the Special Projects program, call (513) 631-4500.
The Special Projects team provides the following critical services through an assortment of federal grants including:
HUD Funded Rapid Re-Housing Services, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Projects (HVRP) and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
The Goodwill Special Projects team works collaboratively with the Veterans Administration and Hamilton County Continuum of Care as well as homeless organizations in the Tri-State area to facilitate intakes for individuals in need of these services. For more specific information, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.
Goodwill’s Special Projects programs were recently surveyed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) which is the gold standard for organizations offering similar services; and no recommendations were received- a perfect survey outcome. This represents the fifth consecutive Three Year accreditation outcome with a perfect result for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, placing it in the top 3% of similar organizations nationally.