HUD Awards $1.6 Billion to Fight Homelessness

“A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity in all of our lives”

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

HUD-Seal_color3(March 9, 2016) – HUD has announced the awarding of $1.6 billion in grants to distribute to local programs to end homelessness across the United States.

“A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity in all of our lives,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said. “That’s why we’re continuing to challenge communities to deploy proven strategies to help people experiencing homelessness find a place to call home. Through unprecedented partnership among every level of government and private, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, we know this goal is not just aspirational—it’s achievable.”

About 6,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the United States and its territories will receive the funding. The round of funding announced on Tuesday, which is being awarded in the form of Tier 1 Continuum of Care (CoC) grants, supports the Obama Adminstration’s efforts to end homelessness in the United States. HUD announced it will award $300 million in Tier 2 grants this spring to support hundreds more programs.

Visit the HUD interactive US Map for grant recipients by state.

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