The Texas Homeless Network (THN) announced that it has received a $ 2 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund to help stop homelessness. It is the largest grant in the history of the organization.
THN CEO Eric Samuels says the timing is critical because the number of families without protection has doubled over the past two years. He says there are currently 500 Texas families with children sleeping in tents or on the streets.
“In Texas, we should not allow families to be on the streets or in shelters or communities. I know we want to support families from falling into homelessness, and that money will help us achieve that goal,” Samuels said.
THN plans to use the grant money to invest in programs and shelters in two medium-sized cities. They will work on the selection process in 2022. Learn more about THN and the grant here.