Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded funding to the City of Gary. The funding, which is provided annually through the Emergency Shelter Grants program, is used to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
"Homelessness is a challenge that plagues many of our communities," said Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. "This funding allows us to help answer the call when Gary residents find themselves in emergency situations and need shelter. We thank HUD for these dollars, and will continue to make them work to benefit our citizens."
Congressman Visclosky said, "For those who unfortunately find themselves homeless, often the first step towards self-sufficiency is access to temporary housing and shelter and this funding will allow the City of Gary to provide these much-needed services. I thank Mayor Freeman-Wilson and her staff for their efforts to assist those less fortunate throughout the community."