Conyers Applauds Renewal of HOPWA grant to Cass Community Social Services
(DETROIT) – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement applauding the renewal of a $1,350,000 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant to Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant will help CCSS to continue to provide housing for chronically homeless individuals at the Cass House facility, which also provides educational and substance abuse counseling opportunities.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CONYERS, JR.
“Cass Community Social Services provides invaluable services and opportunities to the Wayne County community,” said Conyers. “The Cass House, which offers housing, educational support, and substance abuse counseling to individuals with HIV/AIDS, supplies a vital service to homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS. I commend the efforts of the staff of Cass Community Services on their work to improve the lives of the homeless.”
The grant is a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. Organizations that receive HOPWA grants are encouraged to partner with local non-profit organizations, and develop community-wide strategies. The purpose of the program is to provide housing assistance and related supportive services. Grant funds may be used to cover housing, social services, program planning, and development costs.