Governor Doyle Announces More Than $6.3 Million to Benefit Homeless Persons

MADISON, WI – July 21, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Doyle today announced awards totaling $6,395,897 to 88 organizations across Wisconsin for emergency shelter, homeless prevention, transitional housing and supportive service programs. Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary Richard J. Leinenkugel presented the awards on behalf of the Governor at the Wisconsin Conference on Homelessness in Middleton.

“These funds will help local agencies provide direct services to homeless persons and also help prevent people from becoming homeless,” Governor Doyle said. “During these tough economic times, it is especially vital that we come together to help one another and make this state a great place to live for all.”

The award breakdown is as follows:


These federal and state grant awards also involve a number of sub recipient homeless service provider agencies and organizations, resulting in coverage to most of the state.

For more information about Commerce homeless programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, 608-267-2713.

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