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35. Agencies Get Millions for Homeless
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development
awarded $5 million to three different local nonprofit
. The money will be distributed over a four-year
and is aimed at helping approximately 1,000 homeless
in the county of Arvada.
One agency, with
in Woodbridge, is slated to receive $1.5 million.
agency director says that they will focus their
on educating the homeless. “We will probably build
school-home with this money,” he said. “A school-home
exactly what it sounds like. It is a
and a home. We have already built four
-homes throughout the county. We get the homeless off
street, and we educate them so they don't
to return to the street. We teach them
to be auto mechanics, plumbers, landscapers, painters, carpenters,
, electricians, and air-conditioning repairmen.
“You wouldn't believe the
that we have had. In fact, a couple
weeks ago, our office air-conditioning went out. My
called a repairman. The repairman was one of
first homeless students. He now owns his own
-conditioning business, plus two houses, two cars and a
! He has a dozen employees. Holy cow! He's
better than I am. He fixed our air-conditioning
free. I think I might sign up for
air-conditioning class myself.”