WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, announced that the city of Corpus Christi will receive more than $1,009,759 in grants from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.

The grants will extend various city programs that provide funding for a range of assistance to homeless persons, including transitional housing, permanent housing and a variety of supportive services.

"The city of Corpus Christi has done a wonderful job of providing housing for our homeless population in an effort to get them off the street and become productive members of society," Ortiz said. "I am proud that HUD has seen the hard work the city is doing and will continue to extend these services."

The programs that will receive the funding include the city's Project Bridge for Families, Project Bridge for Singles, Project HOME I, Rustic House, Sunrise Recovery House, Work 2000, and the Wesley Community Center Child Care.