Council approves grant for Homeward Bound

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The number of families that are in need of assistance in the Grand Junction community continues to climb.

As a way to help those families and community members, city council has approved an award of more than $100,000 to Homeward Bound to help them expand.

The money is part of federal funding called the Community Development Block grant. The grant was re-awarded to Homeward Bound after compliance issues resulted in the grant being pulled by the city.

Now that some of the details have been worked through Homeward Bound is eager to move forward and look for a development site.

On Wednesday, council unanimously approved the funding for Homeward Bound.

"This provides us with that baseline funding to start that movement forward. We feel like we provide that basic need services. This is the first step in reintegration so this facility is an important part of what’s needed in this community," says Douglas Karl, executive director of Homeward Bound.

Officials with the organization say they're looking for 2 ½ to 3 acres of land to develop a family center. It will serve families and single women by providing a safe environment.

They hope to have the building up and running by mid to late 2015.

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