U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan recently announced the Northwest Indiana Community Action Agency received a federal grant.
The grant for $250,000 is from the Department of Health and Human Services under the Affordable Housing and Supportive Services Demonstration program.
“Congratulations to all the leaders at the Northwest Indiana Community Action Agency for this successful initiative to enhance their invaluable services and secure this federal resource,” said Mrvan in a press release. “I am grateful for your dedication to the success of our community and ensuring that every individual has the necessary support to thrive in their endeavors.”
The funding will help the agency hire a new resident services coordinator and an information technology analyst to support affordable housing residents. The grant will also enhance in-home care support and help provide classes about health, workforce development and housing stability.
“At NWICA, we believe in the power of community and the potential within each individual,” said Jennifer Trowbridge, president and CEO of the agency. “This grant fuels our commitment to providing comprehensive support, empowering residents with the tools they need to build a brighter future.”
Founded in 1965, NWICA is based in Crown Point. The nonprofit organization plans and carries out programs that serve low-income families and individuals with disabilities in Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties. NWICA assists about 50,000 people annually.