Bronx communities may soon get extra city money to help fight homelessness

(02/01/04) MOTT HAVEN - Some extra money from the city budget could soon be allocated to some Bronx neighborhoods to help fight homelessness.

Members of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) unveiled a $12 million plan called the "Household Stability Initiative." Under the plan, leaders of community based organizations in the South Bronx, East Tremont and Belmont could get up to $2 million each to set up programs to help prevent homelessness. DHS officials are targeting those neighborhoods along with three others across the city because they have some of the highest rates of homelessness.

City officials hope to have complete plans and programs in place by the summer.

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