The city this week passed along $60,000 in federal grant money to the only homeless shelter in town so it could pay for a new roof.
The McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter houses six otherwise homeless families and helps them find a job. For several years, the nonprofit has relied on the federal block grants for support and to pay for remodeling.
Eight other Tracy organizations will get their share of the money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
More than $310,000 will go toward city public works for new sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The city will get to keep another $7,200 for “public service.”
The remaining $60,000 or so will get divvied up amongst a handful of charity and housing nonprofits.
The Emergency Food Bank got $2,000, while the Good Samaritan Community Services, The Boy’s and Girls Club of Tracy, Second Harvest food bank, Tracy Interfaith Ministries and VBR Foster Family Agency each receive $7,200. San Joaquin Fair Housing took $11,700 and the McHenry House got another $7,200 to pay for day-to-day services for the homeless.
Another $153,000 from the federal grants and $100,000 in rehabilitation funds unused from last year was put toward the city’s Down Payment Assistance Loan fund, which offers low-interest loans to mid-income homebuyers so they can buy a house in downtown Tracy.
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