The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a $225,048 reduction in funds for Madison County Continuum of Care projects, about a 10% decrease. The funding cuts have had dramatic impacts on the counties social services, particularly transitional housing. The good Samaritan House in Granite City had it's funding completely eliminated. Other charitable agencies also suffered revenue cuts, including Chestnut Connections III and Families in Safe Recovery Enhancement, programs that assist individuals and families with Mental health conditions.
Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan told the Big Z the groups have been asking if the County could cover some of the lost revenue.
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The funding cuts have impacted 14 families and 3 individuals in Madison County. The Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness is working to relocate those effected by the cuts.