$930k grant sent to agency

CONCORD – Harbor Homes in Nashua received a $930,000 discretionary grant under the federal stimulus law, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced Wednesday.

The money is in addition to stimulus grant money New Hampshire is expected to receive to serve the homeless.

“Harbor Homes is doing incredibly important work to support Nashua’s homeless population and those suffering from mental illness, and I’m glad this funding will help them to continue providing and expand crucial services and support for Nashua’s homeless and mentally ill populations,” Shaheen said in a statement.

“I’m pleased to see funding allocated in the economic recovery package is getting to states and communities quickly, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the Senate to make sure this legislation continues to help the people who need it most.”

Harbor Homes Inc. CEO Peter Kelleher said the grant would help the agency serve 2,100 people and meet aims of the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to round out the services we are providing to the homeless community in the Greater Nashua area,” he said.

“The ability to provide primary, preventive, and supplemental health care to vulnerable adults and children will provide an essential component to help them overcome homelessness.”

This grant is one given to 126 health centers across the U.S.

The Nashua grant will create 15 jobs, President Barack Obama said in a statement.

“The construction and expansion of health centers will help create thousands of new jobs and provide critical assistance to Americans who have lost their job and their health care,” Obama said.

“Health centers, primary care, and prevention are at the heart of my plan for an affordable, accessible health-care system.”