Grant provides help for the homeless
PBH, formerly Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare, will receive a Shelter Plus Care Renewal grant for $84,744 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The grant is to continue to provide housing and supportive services to homeless people with disabilities. PBH services Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.
U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell announced the grant Monday.
“Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare serves a vital role to our communities. They help our citizens who are most in need,” Kissell said. “It is important to see this funding come to the Eighth District.”
The grant is part of the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance competitive programs which provide funding for a range of assistance to homeless people, including transitional housing, permanent housing and a variety of supportive services.
The Shelter Plus Care Renewal Grant is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless people with disabilities, specifically those individuals with serious mental illness, chronic problems with drugs and alcohol and AIDS.