Saturday, April 12, 2014

Congressman Cleaver Works To Fund Kansas City Groups Fighting Homelessness!!!



Kansas City's homeless population continues to increase as the growing divide between rich and poor gets worse.

Accordingly . . .

THIS WEEK CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER WORKED TO HELP FUND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS HELPING THE KANSAS CITY HOMELESS!!!

Here's a statement on this effort from the Congressman's weekly newsletter . . .

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS

Today I announced a series of extraordinary awards to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the entire metropolitan area. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development has made available $26,026,991 in grants to renew support for 113 local homeless housing and service programs in Missouri. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding will ensure these local projects continue to serve communities most in need, and continue to provide support to the most vulnerable. Did you know?

- There are 610,042 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Kansas City has the seventh largest homeless population per capita. 56 percent are mothers and children.

- Of that number, 222,197 are people in families, and 387,845 are individuals.

- About 18 percent of the homeless population - 109,132 - are considered chronically homeless.

- About 9 percent of homeless adults - 57,849 - are veterans. Missouri has the fourth highest percent of homeless veterans.

At a time like this, we need more affordable housing and a stronger safety net to end homelessness. When nearly sixty thousand of our veterans are now homeless, it’s clear we are not doing enough. These funds will make a huge difference in our community. Housing assistance and outreach saves lives, keeps families together, and keeps people safe.

The awards to Missouri’s Fifth District total $5,260,984 and are directed to thirty-one different projects, under the leadership of thirteen different lead agencies. The awardees include, but are not limited to: City of Kansas City, Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, reStart Inc., Community Services League, Sheffield Place, Synergy Services, and the Salvation Army.

Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in their community. The grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. This life-saving funding will allow local providers in Missouri’s Fifth District to continue offering permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons as well as services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.
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22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Has he noticed America has become a seething cauldron of anger and frustration unlike anything that we have ever seen before lately?

Anonymous said...

What do you mean?

Anonymous said...

A smouldering crater in hell with your name on it?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that only about 10% of the homeless in this country accept help when offered?

Anonymous said...

The short list of organizations certainly includes reputable and competent groups.
How about the whole list?
Somehow the millions that Cleaver brings back to KC have a very predictable way of disappearing into thin air.
Green Impact Zone II.

Anonymous said...

You mean Bishop Caldwell?

P Bear said...

Another Negroid with the Reverend attached to his name. Reverend gets you cover from flying bullshit. Much like a bullet proof vest vs lead.

Nah, Cleaver is just another black grifter.

Anonymous said...

I certainly think we need to fight the homeless.

Anonymous said...

Not enough bum fighting because there's not enough bums.

Anonymous said...

It Walmart don't want em' and Jesus don't need em'.

Blight MeKC said...

Congressman Cleaver Works To Fund Kansas City Groups Fighting Homelessness!!!

Easy, don't endorse City's eminent domain actions like he did with East Patrol.

Anonymous said...

STOP AND THINK!!

Where is the $26+ million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development coming from?

Where is the $5.26+ million awarded to Missouri's Fifth district coming from?

Of course, it's coming from all the Americans who work and had the taxes confiscated from their paychecks. YOU continue to be constantly ripped off by your government.

Do you wonder why so many people who had been struggling to make it, simply decide to give up and let the government take care of them? No job, no food, no phone, no housing, no residency......NO problem...just sign up with Uncle Sam's squad of enabling program administrators. Don't turn to your family, or faith community in difficult times, turn to Big Brother and become a dependent of the state.

Of course, a good chunk of this money will likely go towards the middle-class program administrators, and not the actual homeless people. This is the status quo for government money programs. Government grows larger, a bureaucracy of patronage jobs expands, the politically-connected siphon off huge amounts of the money.

Case in point, please review Barack Obama's history in Chicago, whereby he worked with corrupt public housing developers and got connected with the Daley political machine and formed alliances with people like Valerie Jarrett, Rezko, Auchi, Alsammarae, etc.

Juicy J said...

Cleaver is garbage!

Anonymous said...

9:26 Well done

Byron Funkhouser said...

9:26 is an idiot. Drink some more of that middle class kool-aid, & keep your damn fantasies to yourself.

NO ONE just decides that they will be homeless. Once you're there, its hard to get back, & you're stupid middle class fantasies don't help anyone. Just STFU!

Anonymous said...

AND the Grifter from WV needs some attention. I decided to be homeless more than once. I got my backpack and went for a hike. Worked when I had to and lived of the land when I didn't. I never took money from anybody. Like You!

Anonymous said...

I bet Tony's mom will pass out the money so Tony LOVES this use of tax money.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver has done nothing for this city and he has failed businesses and tax problems. Why do they ever name a street after this fool. Green Zone or Empowerment Zone.....FAILED.

Just another preacher looking to rape the people.

The Marlborough Man said...

Never start a fight with a homeless person. If you want to help join COPP (Care of Poor People) here in Kansas City. They do a lot of good, and there are simple ways to help out. The lug a jug campaign is a good one in the hot weather months. Fill a CLEAN plastic jug with water, freeze it overnight, and on your way to work or about your daily business you can hand it off to a person in need (virtually at every highway exit and intersection) and it can help keep them cool and hydrated and does not support a drug or alcohol addiction like giving money does.

Anonymous said...

Put the worthless fucking bums to work. City has a lot of trash that needs picking up them feed them a decent meal. NO MORE FREE HAND OUTS. And that includes you to asshole in WV.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Asshole 11:52

Your simplistic solutions help no one. Its only the 'welfare state' that keeps the revolution at bay. Many homeless are veterans with PTSD. You've taught them to fight. Careful they don't fight you. Your stupid war on the poor will blow up in your face.

Anonymous said...

Hey, let's insulate some houses on the eastside....