Block grant funding OK’d

first_imgGetting the allocation helps build the relationship between the shelter and the city, she said. The Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority will get $48,000 to continue providing services to seniors age 60 and over, and Meals on Wheels will get $3,500 for a similar service. SASSFA services are home-delivered meals, telephone reassurance, personal care and caregiver support groups, community education and personal care. The remaining money will go to programs that provide free mental health services and other city programs. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAbout $367,000 is designated for the rebate, grant and paint up/fix up home improvement programs. Work on the city streets, sidewalks and gutters will be paid for with $359,000 from the grant. Another $57,000 is being allocated to several organizations that help battered women and the homeless, including the crisis shelter, the Rio Hondo Temporary Home in Norwalk and the Norwalk Court Domestic Violence Prevention Program. Judith Gordon, executive director of the crisis shelter, said the money helps run Women in Transition, a shelter outreach program in Pico Rivera. “We do everything there from parenting classes to domestic violence workshops for women not ready to leave their homes or not needing shelter,” she said. “So this money goes toward the cost of that operation.” PICO RIVERA – Programs that help low-income residents spruce up their homes, victims of domestic violence and area seniors will receive $1 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds as a result of City Council action. Council members approved spending the funds on housing rehabilitation, the Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter in the Whittier area, and for a city project to fix up streets and sidewalks in blighted neighborhoods. “The bottom line is we are improving lifestyles here, whether it’s fixing up homes to beautify the city, making life better for battered women or saving the life of a gang member,” said Mayor Pete Ramirez. The bulk of the money will go to the public works project and housing improvement programs. last_img