$40M for homeless – Job training, childcare offered

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $40 million to a program providing housing and support services for homeless families in Washington State, the Associated Press reported July 28.

The money will be paid to the Healthy Families Program over the next five years. The program will offer 1,560 units of transitional housing for the homeless, which are intended to be an intermediate step between emergency shelters and affordable housing.

Healthy Families will also work with other nonprofits to offer support services such as job training and childcare to its clients.

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