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City Council finalizes ARP appropriations

Hendersonville’s City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to allocate nearly $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to several non-profit agencies in the city.

The vote came during the council’s regular monthly meeting after members briefly discussed how much to set aside for some of the organizations. They revised a table showing the updated amounts before voting.
In the end, the council voted to:
• Provide Joseph’s Outreach Ministries-Connections Center with $800,000 of the $1.5 million the agency had requested. The Hendersonville Connections Center is a coalition of local organizations offering a central location for case managers and advocates from multiple social service organizations for classes, groups, and services.
• Provide Interfaith Assistance Ministry with $100,000 of the $393,784 the organization had requested. IAM assists members of the community experiencing crisis with basic needs, in an atmosphere of compassion and respect.
• Provide the Housing Assistance Corporation- Home Repair with $130,000 of the $250,000 it had requested. The Housing Assistance Corporation is committed to providing safe and affordable housing for persons of limited income living in Henderson County and the surrounding areas.
• Provide Housing Assistance Corporation-Apple Ridge with $400,000 of the nearly $1.7 million requested.
• Provide the Children and Family Resource Center with $100,000 of the $260,000 requested. The agency offers programs that address the various aspects of early childhood development and education, quality child care, parenting and family support. In addition to its programs, the CFRC also serves as a referral center for clients who are in need of services in the community. It also houses a comprehensive early learning resource library for parents and care providers of young children.
• Provide Pisgah Legal Services all of the $320,000 the agency requested. Pisgah Legal Services seeks to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives.
• Provide Safelight- Phoenix Project all of the $100,000 requested. Safelight provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. We make it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships, to succeed.