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HOW WE ARE LEADING THE WAY BY FUNDING COMMUNITY EFFORTS

The City of Denton’s General Fund, State, and Federal Funds combined will provide $1,105,450 of financial support in 2019-20 for homeless prevention and assistance in Denton County. The direct financial support to each of the local social service agencies below will aid in the stability of their assistance programs.
 

In addition to direct financial support, the City is leading support efforts to address homelessness in other ways.
 
City of Denton is helping by providing:
  • The facility for the Monsignor King Outreach Center (MKOC) homeless shelter through a lease agreement for a $1.00/year for ten years; $400,000 Funding for Enhanced Shelter and $80,000 for Facility Improvements; to provide additional nights open to serve the homeless;
  • Financial support to the Barriers Fund which is accessible to multiple nonprofits in Denton helping families experiencing homelessness, get and stay housed; dollar for dollar matching grant of $40,000;
  • Community Development staff resources to manage pass-through grants and increase coordination between the City and its partners;
  • Providing Police & Fire staff resources for the Street Outreach Team, and the hiring of two new police officers dedicated to working with individuals experiencing homelessness;
Providing public safety resources to address homelessness.

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