The St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission Awards Peter & Paul Community Services $200,000 for Safe Haven.
ST. LOUIS (March 11, 2010)
The St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission approved funding this week for a project that will provide permanent supportive housing for men and women who are chronically homeless in St. Louis.
Peter & Paul Community Services’ 25-bed Safe Haven is a direct response to the city’s Ten-Year-Plan-to-End Chronic-Homeless first issued by Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charles Dooley in 2005.
Established in 2001, the Affordable Housing Commission provides grants and loans to St. Louis City non-profits and developers that provide housing related services or construction/rehab housing for city residents earning 80% or below area median income.
“The Affordable Housing Commission award is a reflection of the City’s commitment to those who are homeless in the community,” said Steve Campbell, Executive Director of Peter & Paul Community Services, “we’re now over halfway to our goal of raising $3 million dollars for the project.”
The project has already received commitments from HUD at the federal level, Missouri Housing Development Commission at the state level and several foundations including; the Alan P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation, the William R. Jr. & Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation, ASC Foundation, Vatterott Youth Board, Shaughnessy Family Foundation and the Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation.
Peter & Paul Community Services’ Safe Haven will create 20 jobs when it opens in the spring of 2011 in the Baden neighborhood of North St. Louis.
More information on the project may be found at the agency’s website www.ppcsinc.org
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