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January 17, 2020

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $215 MILLION TO NEW YORK LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS
Funding supports thousands of local homeless housing and service programs


WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first of two announcements of Continuum of Care awards.

View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

New York state local homeless housing and service programs will receive $214,895,469. This is an increase of $15,144,347 from the past year.

"A safe, affordable place to call home is key when creating a path toward opportunity and self-sufficiency," said Secretary Carson in Ohio, where he made the funding announcement. "The grants awarded today help our partners on the ground to reduce homelessness in their communities and help our most vulnerable neighbors."

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.

"The nearly $215 million in grants being awarded today by the Trump Administration marks yet another year of record level of funding aimed at reducing homelessness in New York," said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. "HUD recognizes the importance of supporting New York's local homeless assistance programs."

HUD continues to challenge state and local planning organizations called "Continuums of Care" to support their highest performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities.

In 2019, most of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness but significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast, particularly 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 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 countryā€”the number of veterans experiencing homelessness fell 2.1 percent since January 2018 and by 50 percent since 2010.

View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects.

The grants HUD is awarding include the following:

2019 Continuum of Care Grants (Tier 1)
State Number of Projects Amount
Alaska 30 $ 4,688,499
Alabama 50 $16,187,098
Arkansas 20 $ 4,166,349
Arizona 79 $ 39,667,766
California 761 $ 415,233,197
Colorado 51 $ 31,823,715
Connecticut 148 $ 53,925,797
District of Columbia 34 $ 21,068,602
Delaware 27 $ 7,825,678
Florida 309 $ 87,529,248
Georgia 169 $ 42,721,865
Guam 8 $ 1,119,247
Hawaii 30 $ 12,158,946
Iowa 41 $ 9,364,401
Idaho 27 $ 4,234,119
Illinois 368 $ 114,704,242
Indiana 89 $ 23,770,934
Kansas 40 $ 7,500,169
Kentucky 105 $ 23,141,762
Louisiana 142 $ 50,763,628
Massachusetts 217 $ 76,567,387
Maryland 157 $ 49,879,309
Maine 22 $ 13,121,653
Michigan 274 $ 73,362,763
Minnesota 202 $ 33,500,442
Missouri 135 $ 36,059,327
Mississippi 31 $ 4,892,316
Montana 14 $ 2,529,752
North Carolina 134 $ 26,659,517
North Dakota 18 $ 1,943,050
Northern Mariana Islands 1 $ 13,983
Nebraska 47 $ 8,767,133
New Hampshire 54 $ 7,702,743
New Jersey 223 $ 46,031,871
New Mexico 51 $ 10,506,434
Nevada 50 $ 16,051,105
New York 520 $ 214,895,469
Ohio 284 $ 106,811,990
Oklahoma 59 $ 8,354,106
Oregon 120 $ 37,289,231
Pennsylvania 459 $ 106,088,546
Puerto Rico 55 $ 18,596,380
Rhode Island 34 $ 7,308,810
South Carolina 53 $ 10,509,459
South Dakota 10 $ 1,299,930
Tennessee 119 $ 21,010,778
Texas 206 $ 101,332,807
Utah 48 $ 10,928,741
Virginia 136 $ 29,207,216
Virgin Islands 4 $ 188,753
Vermont 22 $ 4,572,629
Washington 166 $ 72,793,372
Wisconsin 81 $ 24,700,183
West Virginia 55 $ 8,601,585
Wyoming 4 $ 277,357
TOTAL 6,593 $ 2,163,951,389

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