Arizona Attorney General’s Office Awards Large Grant to House of Refuge

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Awards Large Grant to House of Refuge
To Assist in Helping Homeless Families

Mesa, AZ – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AZAG) recently awarded the House of Refuge, Inc. a two-year grant totaling $759,136 to assist in supporting homeless families, as they secure safe transitional housing. “As a society, we have an obligation to do everything we can to help vulnerable and underserved populations. House of Refuge is an inspiring organization working towards this goal, and the Attorney General’s Office is proud to play a small part in providing families the hand they need to get back on their feet,” said Attorney General, Mark Brnovich.

The AZAG’s office has a comprehensive understanding of the importance of protecting the current housing inventory for homeless families; they have provided operational and supportive services money to House of Refuge. These funds will help to replace half of the aging sewer system on site.

Nancy Marion, Executive Director, of House of Refuge reported, “Without compassionate, insightful Grantors like the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the struggle to keep our current housing inventory in quality condition for the families we assist in overcoming homelessness would not be possible. Not only did they identify the importance of supporting the immediate need, they were also able to ensure future sustainability of the homes by replacing our aging sewer system. We are so grateful!”

On any given month in Maricopa County, emergency housing service programs are at full capacity, leaving approximately 500 – 600 needy families left on an extensive wait list. In addition to these staggering numbers, an estimated 47 additional families slip into homelessness every week in our surrounding communities.

About House of Refuge
House of Refuge is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c) (3) that provides supportive services and transitional housing to homeless families. House of Refuge is a work program with case management services, employment support and transitional housing. To learn more about the House of Refuge organization or to Adopt a House through the donor program, please visit www.houseofrefuge.org. # # #