Last summer, we advocated together for American Rescue Plan funds to be dedicated toward affordable housing and supportive services. Your engagement resulted in affordable housing being the top priority in Metro Council’s citywide survey, and ultimately, in $89 million of ARP funds being dedicated toward homelessness and housing!
We have two updates about this funding:
- Five of our partner agencies have been awarded ARP funding for permanent supportive housing projects, totaling $32 million! Congratulations to St. John Center, Volunteers of America, Wellspring, House of Ruth, and Choices, Inc. These projects will provide people with housing and the support they need to stay housed.
- Seven organizations have been awarded $40 million total for affordable housing projects targeted toward people making 30% or below of area median income (AMI)—a huge and unprecedented accomplishment when it comes to affordable housing in this city!
Thanks to our partners, Metro Council leaders (especially Councilmen Arthur and Hollander), and advocates who emailed and called to demand funding be dedicated to housing, especially for people at 30% AMI and below!