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Posted on: October 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Homelessness Focus Group meeting Friday

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In order to guide the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funding to non-profit groups, focus groups have been formed to address the issues of homelessness, mental health and tourism. The three non-profit sectors will receive a recommended allocation of $250,000 each for a total of $750,000. 
The Homelessness Stakeholder Focus Group will meet this Friday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 5 pm in the Police Community Room, 1212 5th Ave., Rock Island. The meeting is open to the public. 
Members of the focus group are: Members are: Ron Lund of Project NOW; Ashley Velez of Humility Homes and Services, Inc.; Tom Tarnow of Prairie State Legal Services; Michael Glanz, executive director of the ARC of the Quad Cities; Cathy Jordan, executive director of DeLaCerda House; Karrah Kuykendall of the Rock Island Public Library; Frank Roe, executive director of Christian Care; Rachel Pitchford of the Quad Cities Housing Council; and Jack Cullen, director of Downtown Rock Island for the Quad Cities Chamber.

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