Housing grants awarded to area agencies
Three local agencies that help people in need of shelter have received grants from the Iowa Finance Authority.
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. was awarded a $158,400 Emergency Solutions Grant. Those grants are intended to help people quickly get back into permanent housing through programs like rental assistance, emergency shelter and case management services.
The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center in Fort Dodge received a $37,750 Shelter Assistance Fund Grant.
The Fort Dodge Housing Agency received a $15,500 Shelter Assistance Fund Grant.
The Shelter Assistance Fund provides money to help with the cost of operating homeless or domestic violence shelters.