MADISON, WI – Today, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) joined Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to announce new federal funding for a new men’s homeless shelter in Madison. This critical shelter received $2,000,000 in funding through the recently passed government funding bill.

Rep. Mark Pocan said, “I was proud to advocate for this shelter and secure $2,000,000 for this facility. Shelters like this one provide vital assistance to the unhoused, providing them with much-needed support and services that will help them. I want to thank Mayor Rhodes-Conway and the leaders here in Madison for bringing this project to my attention.”

Mayor Rhodes-Conway said, “The City is so grateful for our partnership with Representative Pocan. During the entire pandemic he has kept his focus on the critical needs of his district. COVID has taught us that Madison needs a purpose-built men’s shelter to give men facing homelessness the same safety, dignity and services that our other shelters provide. This $2-million investment is a huge win for the unsheltered and a shot in the arm for our shelter effort.”

To watch the full press conference, click here.

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