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HUD No. 23-033
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February 13, 2023

In Case You Missed It: HUD Announces More than $315 Million in Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Grants Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, February 2, Marcia L. Fudge, the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), traveled to Chicago, Illinois to announce the historic release of HUD’s grants to address unsheltered and rural homelessness, making up more than $315 million in crucial funding to diverse communities across the country.

If you missed the announcement, see the highlights from the news clips below:

Chicago, IL
Meet the Press NOW: Homelessness rates are a ‘crisis’ and ‘epidemic’: HUD Secretary Fudge

On Meet the Press NOW, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge discusses the homelessness crisis and the agency’s plans to address it with $315 million in grants for unsheltered settings and rural communities.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago to receive $60 million in federal funding to fight homelessness

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge made the announcement at Brainerd Park Apartments on the city’s Far South Side at an event with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Department of Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara and Chicago Housing Authority CEO Tracey Scott. Chicago Continuum of Care, a collective of more than 100 organizations and individuals working to end homelessness in the city, will be in charge of directing the funds.

Chicago Sun Times: Chicago gets $60 million federal grant to combat homelessness

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, a former mayor of Warrensville Heights in Lightfoot’s native Ohio, made a special trip to Chicago to deliver the symbolic, oversized check.

“I really enjoy giving money to people. … We know that it is going to make a difference,” Fudge told a news conference at Brainerd Park Apartments, 8920 S. Loomis St.

WBEZ Chicago: U.S. Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge gives Chicago $60 million to fight homelessness

The city of Chicago is receiving $60 million to address homelessness - one of the largest awards from a $315 million pot the U.S. Department of Housing of and Urban Development is doling out to cities and counties across the country.

WGN-TV: Chicago gets $60 million from HUD to fight homelessness

CHICAGO - The U.S. Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) came to Chicago Thursday to announce $300 million dollars in grants to combat homelessness across the country.

ABC7 Chicago: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announces Chicago will receive $60M grant to fight homelessness

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge visited Chicago Thursday to announce a major grant for the city to fight homelessness.

FOX 32 Chicago: Chicago gets $60M from HUD to fight homelessness

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and federal officials announced a massive grant to support Chicago's homeless Thursday.

Miami, FL
Miami Herald: Miami’s homeless crisis worsens, but there’s a wave of money coming to help

On Thursday, a senior housing official in the Biden administration came to Miami to announce a $21 million award over three years - a 20% increase over the federal money in the county’s current budget for homeless services.

NBC Miami: ‘They Need Housing, They Need It Now': Miami-Dade Awarded $21M Federal Grant to Fight Homelessness

“Homelessness is a crisis, and it is solvable. Housing with supportive services solves homelessness. That’s why, for the first time the federal government is deploying targeted resources to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness in unsheltered settings or in rural areas,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With these grants and vouchers, HUD is filling this gap and giving communities the resources and tools to improve housing and health outcomes for people on the streets, in encampments, under bridges, and in rural areas.”

CBS Miami: $21M grant from HUD will go to Miami-Dade County's effort to help city's homeless

MIAMI -- The effort to help the homeless in Miami-Dade County got a significant boost Thursday when officials announced the receipt of a $21 million grant.

The money, slated to come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will go to the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

Dallas and Collin Counties, TX
The Dallas Morning News: Dallas, Collin counties get $22.8M grant to house homeless

Dallas and Collin counties are among 46 communities nationwide that will receive in total $315 million after applying for a competitive, first-time funding initiative, HUD said Thursday.

The historical level of funding will be used locally to “invest in the expansion of homeless street outreach, permanent housing options, supportive services and overall system improvements,” according to a HUD statement.

Plano Magazine: $22.8 million for Collin County homeless means more targeted outreach to encampments

The funds, which are part of an unprecedented $315 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) package, could have a visible positive impact on street, park and trail encampments and the people who live in them, as well as increased related support and services according to Housing Forward, the agency that oversees the All Neighbors Coalition and will distribute the funding.

Maui and Kaua’i, HI
Maui Now: ‘Historic’ HUD package will send $3M to Maui and Kauaʻi to help curb homelessness

Maui and Kauaʻi are among two areas that will receive millions from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a new $315-million effort to combat homelessness, according to an announcement today by Marcia L. Fudge, HUD secretary.

The $315 million funding initiative announced today will support people experiencing homelessness in certain areas.

Santa Cruz County, CA
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Federal homeless funding expected to trickle down to Santa Cruz County

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge released details Thursday of a plan to fund 173 projects in 46 communities - to the tune of nearly $315 million - in addition to the release of a score of affordable housing vouchers worth another $43 million. The new grant funding focus, repurposed from previously unspent grants, was said to favor applicants serving the unsheltered population and that partner with local housing authority agencies. Each award comes with an additional set aside targeting underserved areas in rural communities.

Portland, OR
KATU: Oregon gets $9.5M in federal funds to address homelessness, most going to Portland metro

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon is getting roughly $9.5 million in federal funds for housing and homelessness, with most going to the Portland metro area.

Federal, state, county and city leaders gathered Thursday for the announcement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Los Angeles, CA
ABC 7 Los Angeles: LA's homeless encampment initiative receives $60 million in federal funding

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles received $60 million in federal funding Thursday to address homelessness as part of what officials described as a first-of-its-kind grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Annenberg Media: L.A. County receives $60 million grant to address homelessness

At a press conference today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced they were giving Los Angeles a $60 million grant to help unsheltered and rural homelessness. It is the largest available amount to be awarded by HUD in the grant program.

My News LA: Los Angeles Receives $60M in Federal Funds to Address Unsheltered Homelessness

Los Angeles received $60 million in federal funding Thursday to address homelessness as part of what officials described as a first-of-its-kind grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.