March 16, 2012

Continuing the Fight Against Homelessness

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Earlier this week, Secretary Donovan announced $201 million in Continuum of Care grants that will provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons.  These grants will also provide much needed services such as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.

Thanks to this funding, homeless programs such as the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona in Tucson will be able to provide 46 units of permanent, supportive housing for 28 individuals and 18 families.  And in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania, the grants will allow the county to build nine units of permanent housing for persons with disabilities as well as offer 25 units of transitional housing for homeless youth, 28 units of single-room-occupancy housing and 30 units of Shelter Plus Care housing for families.  In Sacramento County, the funding will allow them to provide 100 homeless persons with transitional housing.

After the Secretary’s announcement,  Boston, Boise, Fresno, Oklahoma City, Pasco County in Tampa, Bloomington, Indiana; the Wellspring Alliance in Monroe, LA; and the State of Nebraska also reported how this crucial funding will help them fight homelessness in their communities.

Visit HUD’s website to view a complete list of all the state and local projects awarded funding.

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