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Homeless-prevention actions approved by O’Fallon

The city of O’Fallon received $91,162 in Community Development Block Grant funding via the Coronavirus Aid, Security and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Two agencies will be responsible for administering a program for rent/utilities/mortgage assistance required due to the effects of COVID-19.  The intent is to help avoid COVID-19-caused homelessness.

At the Dec. 10 council meeting, Resolution No. 12-10-2020D was passed by a vote of 10-0, authorizing a contract with North Eastern Community Action Corporation to administer $35,000 of the assistance to those in need.

An additional resolution authorized a contract with Saints Joachim & Ann Care Service to administer $56,162 of the assistance to those in need.

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