CouleeCap program in La Crosse impacted by federal funding cut

Funding for a program that helps provide homes for 35 homeless people in our area is being cut.

CouleeCap was notified that money for the New Hope program would end after June of this year.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development made the announcement.

The New Hope program helps people that have dealt with chronic homelessness issues.

CouleeCap leaders say they will need to work fast to make sure no one ends up homeless again.

“If we can’t secure the resources to keep them where they’re at, we fear that they may return to homelessness and that’s certainly the last thing that we want to have happen,” said Kim Cable, Housing and Community Services Director for CouleeCap.

CouleeCap has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000 to help provide housing though their New Hope program.

To donate, head to Coulee Cap’s website, couleecap.org.

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