Pendleton homeless program receives federal grant

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Housing and Urban Development says a program serving the homeless in Pendleton will share in a $3.7 million federal grant.

The department says the Community Action Program of East Central Oregon is in line for $33,588.

CAPECO lead case manager Marci McMurphy tells the East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/zNedSY) that the money will pay rent for homeless people plus "wrap-around services" to help them succeed.

She says the money will allow the program to assist three households over three years -- one chronically homeless person and two disabled homeless adults with families.

She says wrap-around services might be psychiatric care or drug-and-alcohol counseling for individuals with mental health or drug and alcohol issues.

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Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info