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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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.