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Blaine County Charitable Fund seeks $250,000 grant for emergency housing assistance

By Tony Evans, Idaho Mountain Express

"With nonprofits pushed to the “breaking point” in their efforts to address the housing crisis faced by recent immigrants to the Wood River Valley, the Blaine County Charitable Fund has requested a $250,000 Community Development Block CARES Act Grant for emergency housing assistance.

"Combined with $45,000 from the city of Ketchum, another $188,600 from private donors, and $130,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from Blaine County, the grant would bring total funding to $613,600 for emergency rent and hotel/motel assistance that will in part assist the 95 individuals—including 37 children—recently in emergency hotel stays, said Executive Director Mary Fauth.

"'Hopefully, the funds would be deployed in the community by the end of February,' she said."


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