HUD Awards Funds to over 400 Local Homeless Programs
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today a third round of grants for more than 200 homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., as well as nearly 200 grants to assist with local strategic planning activities provided through HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The CoC Program provides funding for transitional and permanent housing and supportive services and grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of their homeless clients.
This year, HUD challenged local communities to reexamine their response to homelessness and give greater weight to proven strategies, from providing rapid re-housing for homeless families to permanent supportive housing for those experiencing chronic homelessness. The $52 million in grants awarded today support a wide range of new programs, including projects to create and implement systems to make the use of homeless services more efficient and more than 1,600 new permanent supportive housing beds for chronically homeless persons.