Florida Homeless Organizations Aided By Millions of Dollars From Jeff Bezos Foundation
The federal government has made funds available to state and local governments through the CARES Act. Unfortunately, many local organizations are still finding it difficult to handle the influx of housing requests caused by the serious financial strain of this global pandemic. Now the private sector is also providing aid to Florida organizations that help those in need.
Bay News 9 reports that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is making grants through his Day 1 Families Fund. Two local Florida organizations have been awarded millions of dollars through this program. St. Vincent de Paul CARES is a St. Petersburg organization that is committed to ending homelessness. It has been awarded $5 million from the Day 1 Families Fund. In Orlando, the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida was awarded$2.5 million from the Fund. The Coalition reports that it will use its grant monies to create a mobile service unit that meets homeless families where they are at. By going to those in need, the Coalition can provide better access to the resources and referrals that will help Central Florida families get into housing as soon as possible.
Eviction bans are quickly coming to an end. In 2021, Florida could see a surge in evictions before the coronavirus is under control. This makes it more important than ever for local organizations to be funded and provide the resources that will help Florida families shelter from this global pandemic.
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