Federal grant only part of Memphis homeless plan

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis officials say a $5 million federal grant to help keep homeless families together is important to the city.

Community Alliance for the Homeless executive director Katie Kitchin said homelessness is often what she called a pathway to foster care.

The Commercial Appeal reported Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said the grant announced Wednesday will let the city get whole families into permanent housing they can afford.

Besides the federal dollars, four nonprofit foundations are putting a combined $10 million into the project over the next five years.

The federal government estimates that homeless families account for more than one-third of overall homelessness.

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