HUD announces funds for homeless programs

HUD announces funds for homeless programs

Thursday Ben Carson the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Florida was earmarked for $83.2 million to help house the states ever-growing homeless population.

According to HUD, "HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions created 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".

The largest share of those funds, more than $380 million, went to California for 900 programs, almost half of which went to the Southern California area.

The Syracuse Housing Authority had participated in Shelter Plus Care since the program began in 1994, receiving grants totaling about $2.6 million a year at its peak. "We know how to end homelessness and it starts with embracing a housing-first approach that relies upon proven strategies that offer permanent housing solutions".

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"Our local partners are to be commended for their commitment and ongoing efforts to address homelessness, said Denise Cleveland-Leggett, HUD Southeast Regional Administrator".

At least 553,742 people in the US experienced at least one night of homelessness previous year, according to HUD. Homelessness among families with children declined 5.4 percent nationwide since 2016, local communities report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness and Veterans increased.

A significant increase in the number of reported persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness, particularly in high-cost rental markets where there is a significant shortage of affordable housing.

According to a HUD report, homelessness declined in MA in 2017 compared to 2016. On the other hand, the report said, veteran homelessness decreased 4.1 percent and chronic homelessness decreased by 35.9 percent. In addition to coordinating funding for area homeless programs, they will count all local homeless people in a single night at a later point in the year.

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