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      City of Toledo has $9 million to allocate to shelters

      Shelters will find out next month exactly how much money they will get.

      The City of Toledo will have slightly more than $9 million to dispurse among the social service agencies that have applied for funding through the Department of Neighborhoods. Renee Palacios, Executive Director of Family House, has submitted applications requesting more than $200,000 in funding. The shelter has had its funding cut by $100,000 each of the last three years. That forced the shelter to eliminate positions and services. For example the shelter is no longer able to provide meals to the more than 100 people who stay at the shelter."A lot of our families have to go out and find food at other pantries so we hope to be able to restore that service," Ms. Palacios said.The $9 million is given to the city from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.Shelters will find out next month exactly how much money they will get.The allocations are as follows:

      Community Development Block Grant(CDBG): $6,889,058 (1.71% reduction)

      HOME: $1,705,980 (4.15% increase)

      Emergency Solutions Grant(ESG): $569,389 (14.12% increase)