Watertown, NY, Mar 16, 2012 — Two North Country not-for-profit agencies will get nearly $500,000 from the Federal department of Housing and Urban Development, to fund programs for the homeless.
The Watertown Daily Times reports Transitional Living Services of Northern New York is being awarded about $400,000. It will use part of the money to provide housing for homeless people in Lewis County.
And it will use the rest to further develop its mental health services. Lewis County decided in January to transfer most of those services to Transitional Living Services.
$76,000 will go to the Mental Health Association in Jefferson County—which will go toward a peer-run housing program.