HUD AWARDS LYNN $2.3 MILLION TO HELP PUT AN END TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

HUD AWARDS LYNN $2.3 MILLION TO HELP PUT AN END TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

LYNN was one of 17 communities in the country to receive HUD funding to alleviate youth homelessness

 

LYNN, MA: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a total of $83.7 million to 17 communities around the country to help stop youth homelessness. Of the 17 communities that were funded, Lynn was one of them, receiving a total of $2.3 million to go towards this important cause. The funding was awarded through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) to support a variety of housing programs to stabilize homeless youth such as rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

This grant will significantly bolster all the work already taking place in the region by the North Shore Housing Action Group (NSHAG). Since its inception in 2016, NSHAG has been trying to tackle this prevalent issue in the Essex County region, including Lynn. By virtue of these newly granted funds, Lynn is determined to develop a solution to resolve the increasing needs in the community for homeless youth.

Michelle D’Amico, the Service Division Program Manager at LHAND, said, “There is a growing need for youth shelters, rapid rehousing, and expanding supportive services for this population. These funds will allow us to continue to address these exigencies and fill in the gaps where needed.”

There is no other city in Massachusetts that reports a higher number of unaccompanied homeless youth than Lynn. To combat youth homelessness in Lynn, the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development will plan to work with community leaders and more importantly youth who have experience with homelessness, to devise an allocation plan for the award.

“The Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development is pleased to receive these funds and continue administering the funds on behalf of the Lynn Continuum of Care. Since 1994, we have been working with the leading representative agencies from the CoC to provide housing services to Lynn’s most vulnerable population,” said Charles Gaeta, Executive Director of LHAND.

The grant will cultivate a well of resources that homeless youth in the city of Lynn will be able to access in order to gain economic and social independence. The Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development is excited and looks forward to seeing the benefits of this HUD grant unfold in the near future.

Rosario Recognized as Leader at City Hall

 

“LHAND’s Chief Financial Officer, Rosario Fresco, was recognized as a leading figure in the Latino community at City Hall’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.  Rosario has long served as a pillar at  our agency since the inception of her career back in 2002. We’re very thankful to have such a dedicated and hardworking member part of our team.”

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HUD Region I’s Section 8 Voucher webinar

HUD is pleased to invite you to Region I’s Section 8 Voucher webinar to be held on March 8, 2022, from 9:30-11:00AM. This webinar will provide real estate agents, owners and managers of rental units, key information on the Section 8 voucher program and its benefits for landlords. The housing choice voucher program as well as the emergency housing voucher (EHV) program are the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled as well as veterans, individuals, and families facing homelessness, to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
Please join HUD by registering at the link below as they share the program basics, dispel myths and answer your questions. Prior to the webinar, a TEAMS link will be provided to the email you list on your registration.
HUD
Office of Public Housing
Boston Field Office
Phone : (617) -994-8400

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23rd Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament

 

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) would like to thank all of its generous donors for contributing to LHAND’s 23rd  Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. We are grateful to each and every donor. With the continued support of our donors, LHAND has been able to pass on $385,000 in scholarships to Lynn students entering college. Your giving spirit makes a difference as we help provide youth with the opportunity of a brighter future. This year alone $36,000 was awarded to 30 graduating seniors. LHAND’s Scholarship Committee is looking forward to reviewing applications and awarding students come spring.

 

Our Donors

A.M Appraisal Associates, Inc. Fenton Ewald & Associates McGough Plumbing
Accurate Environmental of Malden Gannon Building Associates, Inc McGrath Enterprises
Affordable Housing Associates Hanscom HVAC NDA
Alinsug Committee Harbor Management Nicole McClain
ASAP Environmental, Inc. Health Management Services Nick Kostan
BC Stewart & Associates Hollingsworth Trust Oceanside Cabinets, Inc.
Brasco Armstrong Realty Union St, LLC Hong Net Panakio Adjusters, Inc.
Brendan Crighton Irvine & Sons Parsons & Faia, Inc
Brian Field IUPAT District Council #35 Patricia Barton
Brian Lapierre James Carrigan Perry Lynnway LLC
Caruso & McGovern Construction, Inc. Jared Nicholson Richard & Tracey Powers
Century Bank John Jay Walsh Rick Starbard
Cetera- BriJen01 Ent. Inc. John’s Fuel Service, Inc. Rick’s Auto Collision, Inc.
Community Credit Union Kevin F. Coppinger Rollys Tavern Resturants
Complete Cleaning Company Lancelot Janitorial & Paper Products, Inc. Solimine Funeral Homes
Dan Cahill Lennin Ernesto Pena St. Jean Credit Union
Dejoy Lanscape Lorraine Gately Steve Tolan Plastering
Demakis, Inc. Lynn Firefighters LOCAL 739 Toner Real Estate
Dev Realty Inc. Lynn Housing Authority Union Local 22
Dianna Chakoutis Lynn Municipal ECU Universal Screening Studio
EDIC Mario C. Capano Viger Enterprises
Eileen Jonah Daly Mayor Thomas M. Mcgee Wayne Lozzi
Essex Media Group Inc  
EZ Landscaping  

 

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