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Aldermen OK homeless grant

The 77th Evanston City Council wrapped up its tenure Monday night by approving a plan to accept over $800,000 in federal funds to help prevent homelessness.


The 77th Evanston City Council wrapped up its tenure Monday night by approving a plan to accept over $800,000 in federal funds to help prevent homelessness.

The three-year grant, part of a $1.5 billion program approved by Congress earlier this year, is designed to provide help to low-income residents in rental housing who are in danger of losing their apartments because of temporary problems paying their bills.

The local agency Connections for the Homeless will be the primary provider under the grant.

The aldermen also approved renaming the Civic Center after retiring Mayor Lorraine Morton and accepted a $60,000 state grant to help fund the purchase of large capacity wheeled recycling carts.

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