Monday, February 19, 2024

HUD’s ‘largest ever’ grant expands homelessness programming across U.S.: Pennsylvania and New Jersey receive millions

From WHYY in Philadelphia

More federal money is trickling down to the region, thanks to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest round of grants.

HUD awarded $3.16 billion to support more than 7,000 projects and community efforts focused on curbing homelessness in the U.S. In a release, officials said bolstering programs is important as homelessness rates have continued to increase since 2017.

The total is HUD’s largest-ever expansion of program funding through its Continuum of Care Program competition, “designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.” See the whole story here.