Southern Arizona organizations battling homelessness receive new funds

Tucson Salvation Army Hospitality House
Posted at 7:49 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 21:49:18-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A financial boost is coming to organizations dedicated to helping those suffering from homelessness in Pima County.

The Arizona state government announced Wednesday a number of organizations that will share $8 million in grants as part of the state's response to COVID-19. It's the second phase of that plan.

Here's a breakdown of the organizations in southern Arizona who are getting some of that funding:

  • Old Pueblo Community Services: $360,000
  • Primavera: $280,000
  • The Salvation Army: $125,000
  • Our Family: $49,000

The money is being used for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter and outreach.