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HUD No. 18-052
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Monday
June 4, 2018

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $20 MILLION TO SUPPORT HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Continuum of Care grants to support local projects working to prevent and end homelessness

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $20 million to support to dozens of local homeless housing and service programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Continuum of Care grants announced today provide critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the territories, including those impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma (see attached list of local projects receiving funding).

HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Neal Rackleff announced the homeless assistance funding during a visit to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet with local leaders on the region's ongoing disaster recovery efforts. In addition to the homeless assistance announced today, HUD earlier awarded Puerto Rico nearly $20 billion to support long-term disaster recovery following last year's hurricanes.

"As we work to support long-term disaster recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we will not forget those individuals and families experiencing homelessness," said HUD Assistant Secretary Rackleff. "Secretary Carson and this Administration stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners to support real housing solutions for those who may otherwise be living in our shelters or on our streets."

Due to last year's devastating hurricanes, HUD extended the application deadline for communities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to apply for Continuum of Care funding. HUD is continuing to work with state and local partners to support higher performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting their local challenges, often shifting funds from existing projects to create new ones that will have a more substantial and lasting impact on reducing homelessness.

Homelessness declined approximately 20 percent in Puerto Rico since 2016. According to data reported to HUD from local communities in Puerto Rico, an estimated 3,525 persons, primarily individuals, experienced homelessness on a single night in January of 2017. Homelessness among families with children declined 62 percent in Puerto between 2016 and 2017, though these estimates occurred prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Across the nation, local homelessness planning agencies called 'Continuums of Care' organize volunteers to help count the number of persons located in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and living unsheltered on the streets. These Continuums of Care will report these one-night 'point-in-time counts' later in the year which will form the basis of HUD's 2018 national homeless estimate.

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Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of Care Grant Awards

State Government/Non-Profit Recipient City
Amount
Puerto Rico  Municipality of Aguas Buenas / Aguas Buenas Rapid Rehousing Aguas Buenas  
$57,146
  Mental Health & Anti-Addiction Services Administration / Permanent Housing de Vuelta A la Vida II Bayamón  
$335,621
  Mental Health & Anti-Addiction Services Administration / Transitional Housing de Vuelta A la Vida,Sanación y Hogar Bayamón  
$1,507,760
  Guara Bi,Inc. / Guara Bi Comerio Caguas  
$199,579
  Corporacion Milagros Del Amor / Por Mi Hogar Caguas  
$219,989
  Corporacion Milagros Del Amor / Vereda Del Rio Caguas  
$162,054
  Fundacion de Desarrollo Comunal de P.R., Inc ("Fundesco/El Salvador") Caguas  
$301,252
  Guara Bi,Inc. / Guara Bi Caguas Caguas  
$201,809
  Guara Bi,Inc. / Guara Bi Carib Caguas  
$143,447
  Municipio Autonomo de Caguas Caguas  
$372,534
  Proyecto Matria, Inc. / Proyecto Matria Gaia Caguas  
$478,820
  Coc Program / Municipio de Cayey Rental Assistant Cayey  
$209,580
  Hogar Nueva Mujer Santa Maria de la Merced, Inc. / Nueva Mujer Rapid Rehousing Program Cayey  
$218,750
  Municipality of Guayama / Guayama Rental Assistance Guayama  
$107,413
  Coalicion de Apoyo Continuo Para Personas Sin Hogar de Guaynabo, Inc. / Hogar Amparo Project Guaynabo  
$206,541
  Municipio de Hormigueros Hormigueros  
$46,150
  Casa de la Bondad, Inc. / Casa de la Bondad Rapid Rehousing Humacao  
$84,612
  Municipio de Humacao / Municipio Humacao Renewal Humacao  
$78,754
  Municipality of Isabela Isabela  
$44,880
  Jayuya Municipality / Jayuya Rental Assistance Jayuya  
$53,230
  Hogar Fortaleza Del Caido Inc. / Hfdc - Ph/Loiza 2018-19 Loíza  
$86,887
  Hogar Luz de Vida, Inc. / Hogar Luz de Vida Transitional Housing Project Mayaguez  
$266,533
  Municipality of Mayaguez / Municipality of Mayaguez Permanent Housing Proyect Mayaguez  
$147,029
  Municipio de Naguabo / Mun de Naguabo Leasing Naguabo  
$75,445
  Centro Deambulantes Cristo Pobre, Inc., / Vivienda Permanente la Caridad de Cristo Ponce  
$347,917
  Coalicion de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de PR, Inc. / Coalición de Coaliciones - Sistema Coordinado de Entrada (CES) Ponce  
$265,166
  Coalicion de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de Pr, Inc. / Conexión Boricua Hmis Project 2018-19 Ponce  
$576,090
  Municipality of Ponce / Ponce Ra 2017 Ponce  
$127,362
  Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos, Inc. / Rapid Re-Housing and Supportive Services San Juan  
$414,306
  Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos, Inc. / Voucher Program Casa Julia San Juan San Juan  
$231,728
  Coalicion de Apoyo Continuo A Personas Sin Hogar En San Juan / Proyecto Enlace San Juan  
$579,586
  Hogar Del Buen Pastor, Inc. / Hogar Del Buen Pastor- Vouchers San Juan  
$114,953
  Hogar Del Buen Pastor, Inc. / Hogar Del Buen Pastor, Inc. San Juan  
$682,180
  La Perla de Gran Precio Inc. / Hogar Compartir Comunitario San Juan  
$322,062
  La Perla de Gran Precio Inc. / Hogar Sin Barreras San Juan  
$121,351
  La Perla de Gran Precio Inc. / Proyecto Integración Colectiva San Juan  
$209,033
  La Perla de Gran Precio Inc. / Tu Casa Vale San Juan  
$93,408
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / El Zorzal Apartments San Juan  
$392,418
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / LCS Leasing Program San Juan  
$539,142
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / Nuevo Horizonte San Juan  
$78,555
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / Re-Encontrando el Sendero San Juan  
$294,000
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / Sabana Village Apartments San Juan  
$185,603
  Municipality of San Juan / Hogar Nuevos Horizontes San Juan  
$320,572
  Municipality of San Juan / Safe Haven San Juan  
$337,558
  Municipality of San Juan / San Juan Supportive Services for Permanent Housing Shelter Plus Care 3, Municipality of San Juan San Juan  
$94,088
  Municipality of San Juan / Shelter Plus Care 3 San Juan  
$194,947
  Municipality of San Juan / Shelter Plus Care New, Municipality of San Juan San Juan  
$220,294
  Municipality of San Juan / Shelter Plus Care Renovation San Juan  
$494,012
  PR Department of The Family / Planning Project San Juan  
$397,985
  Puerto Rico Housing Department / Rental Assistance Program San Juan  
$1,064,057
  Solo Por Hoy, Inc. / Derecho a Techo San Juan  
$151,940
  Solo Por Hoy, Inc. / Solo Por Hoy-Rapid Rehousing San Juan  
$229,873
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / Lucero Del Alba San Juan  
$364,445
  Lucha Contra el Sida, Inc. / Remanso de Paz San Juan  
$609,189
  Albergue el Paraíso, Corp. / Eden Santurce  
$301,939
  Corp. la Fondita de Jesus / El Pueblito de Jesus Santurce  
$790,821
  Corp. la Fondita de Jesus / La Puerta de Jesus Rapid Rehousing Program Santurce  
$670,922
  Corp. la Fondita de Jesus / Programa Mi Hogar II Santurce  
$301,999
  Albergue el Paraíso, Corp. / Gente Buena Santurce,  
$224,297
  Hogar Ruth Para Mujeres Maltratadas, Inc. / Guayacan Housing Development Vega Alta  
$410,552
  Municipality of Vega Alta / Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program Vega Alta  
$144,200
  Municipality of Vega Baja / New Hope Assistance Project 2002 Vega Baja  
$262,654
  Municipality of Vega Baja / Vega Baja New Hope Assistance Project Vega Baja  
$167,757
  Silo Missión Cristiana, Inc. / Proyecto Casa Silo Vega Baja  
$207,653
  Municipality of Yauco / De Vuelta A Mi Hogar - Ra 2018-19 Yauco  
$33,468
  Municipality of Yauco / Féix Permanent Housing Yauco  
$207,836
   

Puerto Rico Total

 $19,383,733
     
 
US. Virgin Islands Methodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc. / Homeless Management Information System St. Thomas  
$68,474
  V.I. Housing Finance Authority / V.I. Planning Grant St. Thomas  
$26,577
  VI Department of Human Services St. Thomas  
$40,320
   

USVI Total

 $135,371