Columbus - 
State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) is pleased to join the Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Controlling Board in announcing several local grants through the Homeless Assistance Grant Program totaling more than $1 million. "These grants will have an immediate impact on the Toledo area homeless population." Senator Brown said. "Homeless and low-income households are hit hard regardless of the economic climate and it's important to keep their plight in the forefront." Recipients of Homeless Assistance grants in the Toledo-area are: -Beach House, Inc. - $171,100 -Catholic Charities of Toledo - $201,900 -Harbor House - 300 Beds, Inc. -$82,900 -Neighborhood Properties - $275,000 -Toledo Community Service Center - $353,000 The Homeless Assistance Grant Program provides grants to eligible applicants for emergency shelter, transitional housing, direct housing and permanent supportive housing activities that meet the housing needs of homeless and low-income families and individuals. The grant program will release a total of $15 million from the Housing Trust to address homelessness in several counties throughout Ohio. With the funds, approximately 31,000 Ohioans will be assisted. The Controlling Board provides legislative oversight over certain capital and operating expenditures by state agencies and has approval authority over various other state fiscal activities.
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