Enlists HOPE Community Services and Legal Services of Hudson Valley

As part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (aka “the Stimulus Bill”), cities like New Rochelle received funding to help families retain permanent housing and avoid homelessness. Our allocation, determined by formula, is almost $700,000. Since learning of this grant, the City has consulted with not-for-profit service providers and with other communities to determine how best to utilize these resources. This week, the Council acted to designate two sub-grantees, HOPE Community Services and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, to administer the funds. These entities will support eviction prevention efforts, outreach, budget counseling, rent and utility subsidies, and other services that might help families and individuals at risk of homelessess.