Deanna L. Watson, Executive Director 287-1054
Jillian Patterson, Grant Programs Manager 287-1062
September 4, 2007
For Immediate Release:
Justice Department awards Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority
$255,000 for Transitional Housing Assistance Program
The U.S Department of Justice recently announced award of $255,000 for Transitional Housing Assistance, through the Office on Violence Against Women, to the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority. The funds will help to develop a Transitional Housing Program earmarked for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault. The program will provide housing assistance and related supportive services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing.
Through a collaboration with the Family Advocacy Center and Education Services agency (FACES), and the Women and Children’s Alliance (WCA), a minimum of 15 families will receive supportive services, while the Housing Authority will provide the housing assistance. BCACHA Grant Programs Manager, Jillian Patterson, said BCACHA proactively coordinated with FACES and the WCA to apply for the funding. “This Transitional Housing Program will be designed to provide much needed stability to victims, which is the key to escaping further abuse,” said Patterson. The program is intended to help these families find and secure safe and affordable permanent housing. Project activities include a broad range of individualized services such as transportation, counseling, safety planning, and case management, which will be offered through the WCA and FACES.
The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority and sponsoring agencies are pleased to continue their efforts to expand assistance to Ada County’s homeless population, and to victims of domestic violence, with the administration of these grants.