HUD Offers 1.68 Billion Dollars in Homeless Assistance Grants to Support Thousands of Local Projects Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making available $1.68 billion in homeless assistance grants to thousands of local projects that house and serve homeless persons and families across the country. In its funding announcement, HUD notified applicants that it will rapidly award renewal grants to prevent interruption in federal assistance to existing local programs while awarding funds to new projects later in the year.

“The Obama Administration is committed to ending the preventable tragedy of homelessness and this funding will advance the goals of the historic national strategic federal plan to prevent and end homelessness, “said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “HUD and its partners at the national and local level are doing a better job sheltering those who might otherwise be living on our streets, but clearly there is more to do. Homelessness is impacting our veterans and more and more families with children. That’s why you will see special emphasis on those areas with this funding.”

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