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HUD No. 20-041
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Friday
March 13, 2020

HUD AWARDS OVER $118 MILLION TO LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS
Funding will support service providers and non-profits across the Nation


WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced over $118 million in grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the country. This round of HUD's Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 630 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Earlier this year, HUD announced $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local programs working towards addressing the needs of homeless individuals and families. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

"The path to self-sufficiency begins with a safe place to sleep and ultimately, an affordable place to call home," said Secretary Carson. "These grants will help service providers across the Nation continue their work of reducing homelessness in their communities and help our most vulnerable neighbors. The Trump Administration is committed to lifting up all Americans and this announcement is yet another example of our unwavering commitment to empower this great nation through investing in our people."

HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.

In 2019, most of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness, however significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast, particularly in California and Oregon, offset those nationwide decreases, causing an overall increase in homelessness of 2.7 percent. HUD's 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 567,715 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019, an increase of 2.7 percent since 2018, but a nearly 11 percent decline since 2010. The number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 5 percent from 2018 and more than 32 percent since 2010. Local communities also reported a continuing trend in reducing veteran homelessness across the country-the number of veterans experiencing homelessness fell 2.1 percent since January 2018 and by 50 percent since 2010.

The grants HUD is awarding include the following:

2019 Continuum of Care Grants (Tier 2)
State Number of Projects Amount
Alaska 2 $ 174,211
Alabama 9 $ 1,421,956
Arizona 5 $ 1,683,237
California 65 $ 20,775,666
Colorado 8 $ 1,769,241
Connecticut 4 $ 3,434,997
District of Columbia 5 $ 1,006,515
Delaware 2 $ 389,354
Florida 37 $ 6,562,907
Georgia 13 $ 1,976,006
Guam 1 $ 51,165
Hawaii 2 $ 758,223
Iowa 6 $ 622,424
Idaho 3 $ 229,369
Illinois 36 $ 6,223,731
Indiana 6 $ 1,642,169
Kansas 5 $ 274,623
Kentucky 7 $ 1,311,974
Louisiana 11 $ 4,182,333
Massachusetts 21 $ 4,498,300
Maryland 16 $ 2,564,411
Maine 5 $ 671,345
Michigan 35 $ 4,364,757
Minnesota 15 $ 1,298,837
Missouri 12 $ 2,026,284
Mississippi 4 $ 582,948
Montana 1 $ 43,430
North Carolina 15 $ 1,088,286
North Dakota 1 $ 114,993
Nebraska 4 $ 450,113
New Hampshire 4 $ 371,362
New Jersey 22 $ 2,286,952
New Mexico 5 $ 519,054
Nevada 4 $ 182,771
New York 48 $ 11,497,589
Ohio 22 $ 5,791,693
Oklahoma 7 $ 369,262
Oregon 8 $ 1,975,979
Pennsylvania 33 $ 5,269,089
Puerto Rico 12 $ 1,957,984
Rhode Island 5 $ 355,666
South Carolina 5 $ 376,055
South Dakota 1 $ 102,644
Tennessee 13 $ 1,037,961
Texas 22 $ 6,927,385
Utah 5 $ 508,121
Virginia 17 $ 1,744,738
Virgin Islands 1 $ 8,402
Vermont 3 $ 186,053
Washington 21 $ 3,645,985
Wisconsin 8 $ 1,332,730
West Virginia 6 $ 212,744
Wyoming 2 $ 80,920
TOTAL 630 $ 118,934,944


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