ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – HUD, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development has given the City of St. Louis a $1 million dollar grant to fight homelessness. The grant is slated for use by the city to continue year round services to find housing and identifying the homeless.
St. Louis created the “Beach” project, “The Beginning of the End: Abolishing Chronic Homelessness” to combat homelessness, with the goal of helping those with mental illness, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or have a developmental disability.
So far, the city has identified 177 chronic homeless persons; of that number, 96 have received housing.
The city hopes end homelessness by the year 2015.