Monday, 19 February, 2018

Colorado homelessness programs to receive $30.6 million in federal grants

Homeless person sleep on sidewalk of the street Homeless person sleep on sidewalk of the street
Ellis Copeland | 13 January, 2018, 05:41

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $109 million in grants Thursday to homeless programs across IL, and a fair amount of those funds were disbursed around northern IL.

The funding announced is part of a record $2 billion being awarded nationwide with the Continuum of Care grant program to provide critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families faced with homeless.

California topped the list of state and local programs being funded by the grants, with 900 programs being funded for a total of $382,566,777.

"HUD stands with our local partners who are working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors", Carson said on Thursday.

The Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority received $109 million, the biggest single pot of funds awarded in the state.

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The Center for Violence-Free Relationships was awarded $251,111 to support domestic violence emergency shelter, supportive housing programs for homeless individuals, CoC partner coordination of services, and the CoC database to track client services.

According to a HUD report, homelessness declined in MA in 2017 compared to 2016.

Officials are awaiting HUD approval for the change in how the grant is managed, said Melissa Marrone, director of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York. HUD's 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night last year, an increase of.7 percent since last year. While homelessness among families with children declined 5.4 percent nationwide since 2016, local communities report long-term chronic homelessness increased.

Continuum of Care disbursals are meant to reinforce efforts by public agencies and nonprofits to help move people off the streets, or out of other marginal living conditions, and into transitional or permanent housing, according to the agency. Family homelessness increased by 4 percent. They will report these one-night "point-in-time counts" later in the year to establish HUD's 2018 national homeless estimate.

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