Release Date: 01/20/2010
(MOSCOW) The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has donated $10,000 to Sojourners’ Alliance of Moscow to repair and renovate transitional housing units. These funds, combined with donations of $8,365 from the City of Moscow and $8,368 in contributions from private donors, totaled nearly $27,000, ensuring that these units could be repaired and occupied by Moscow families.
A donor recognition event and tour to highlight the completion of repairs to this housing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Sojourners’ Alliance, 627 N. Van Buren. Speakers will include Nancy Chaney, Mayor of Moscow; Deanna Ward, Home Partnership Foundation Development Director; Walter Steed, Moscow City Council; and Steve Bonnar, Sojourners’ Alliance Executive Director.
“The Home Partnership Foundation is pleased to contribute matching grant funds to support such a necessary project,” said Deanna Ward, Home Partnership Foundation Development Director. “The generosity of both the people and the City of Moscow were crucial to getting these repairs done which may not have otherwise been feasible without impacting the other critical services Sojourners’ provides to this community.”
“The City of Moscow recognized the importance of supporting Sojourner’s work in Moscow and was enthusiastic about partnering in the solution along with many local donors and the Home Partnership Foundation,” said Mayor Nancy Chaney. “By investing funds dedicated for low income housing, two Moscow families now have a place to call home.”
Two transitional housing units operated by Sojourners’ Alliance sustained long-term water damage. Because the organization’s insurance policy would not cover the damages, Sojourners’ faced the loss of two much-needed housing units, which provided shelter for eight people transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. Transitional housing offers housing on a long-term basis, and services to assist individuals or families in overcoming the root issues that led them to be homeless. Clients are asked to commit to a minimum of three months but may stay as long as two years.
“When I learned of the impact that losing these two units would have on the total number of available nights stay offered by Sojourners’, I approached other City Council members who
unanimously supported using already budgeted low-income housing funds for this purpose,” said Walter Steed, Moscow City Council. “We are glad to see this valuable resource once again available for those in need of such assistance in Moscow.”
Matching grant funds from the Home Partnership Foundation are provided to support Idaho homeless shelter operations and homelessness prevention program needs that exceed the
available funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care grants. The Foundation relies on community and individual donations to help support these critical needs. Charitable contributions can be made via the Foundation website www.homepartnershipfoundation.org or by check mailed to the Home Partnership Foundation, P.O. Box 7899, Boise, ID 83707.
The Home Partnership Foundation is Idaho’s only charitable housing foundation. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit is dedicated to helping families and individuals build a strong foundation for their lives through stable, safe, and affordable housing.
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