Eight new transitional houses for homeless families will be opened in Augusta this year thanks to a U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant.
Action Ministries, a Georgia-based non-profit that operates in Augusta, Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville and Rome, received nearly $385,000. About $309,000 of the total will be spent in Richmond County, according to Rick Herring, executive director of Action Ministries Augusta, formerly Augusta Urban Ministries. The remainder will be spent on five other homes in rural counties across the state.
The grant is part of nearly $201 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support 731 local homeless programs across the country.
The new transitional housing in Augusta is expected to open this summer.
Learn more about Action Ministries Augusta at augusta.actionministries.net.