Anchorage, Alaska, Nov 26, 2019 / 03:01 am
A multi-million dollar grant could help Catholic Social Services of Anchorage and its partners bring the homeless population of that city to "functional zero."
"This grant will make an enormous impact on our community by expanding the work Catholic Social Services does every day to support families in homelessness to transition to permanent stability," Lisa Aquino, executive director of CSS, said Nov. 22.
"We believe that this funding will propel us, together with our partners, to achieve functional zero in family homelessness in the Anchorage area."
The $5 million dollar grant came from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Day 1 Families Fund, which awards one-time grants to organizations that are making an impact on homeless populations. This year, it awarded a total of $98.5 million in grants to 32 organizations working with the homeless population throughout the United States.