HUD funds to assist homeless teens in Niagara County | Local News

A coalition of Niagara County social services agencies has received more than $1 million in federal funding to help homeless teens and young adults in the county.

The $1.22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  had been long sought by advocates with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York (HAWNY).

“This was a three-year process,” said HAWNY Executive Director Dale Zuchlewski. “The first two years (we applied), we were denied. Then, this year, it’s like winning the lottery. All the hard work paid off.”

Zuchlewski said the grant will fund a program created jointly by Niagara County Community Missions and Pinnacle Community Services that could be used in other parts of the country.

“HUD is looking for best practices that can be done nationwide,” Zuchlewski said. 

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Niagara Falls and Buffalo, and Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the grant award during a

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Suspects including young teens fired at cops during Toronto condo raid: police

Published Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:19PM EDT

Last Updated Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:01PM EDT

Suspects arrested in an early-morning raid at a condo in Toronto’s Don Mills area allegedly opened fire on officers who approached them, police said Wednesday.

At 1:47 a.m. Wednesday morning, heavily armed members of Toronto police’s Emergency Task Force approached a condo unit near The Donway and Lawrence Avenue East.

As they got closer, police allege several people inside, possibly including several young teenagers, fired “multiple rounds” at them with handguns.

The officers were not hit and they did not return fire.

Once inside the unit, police say they located four adults and four teenagers.

A female occupant of the unit was taken to hospital after she developed difficulty breathing.

Investigators allegedly found a Walther P99 handgun and a subcompact Glock handgun inside the unit.

Four adults charged were identified by police as 40-year-old

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