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HUD Renews Funding for 6,500 Local Homeless Programs Across USA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. (See local impact of funding below.)

Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed with COVID-19 response and have limited capacity to participate in the traditional CoC competition.

“HUD wants to ensure that thousands of local homeless assistance providers continue to receive federal funds needed to provide stable housing for people experiencing to receive federal funds needed to provide stable housing for people experiencing homelessness during these trying times,” said Acting HUD Secretary Matt Ammon. “Renewing these grants not only offers relief to our local partners but it allows Continuums of Care to continue their work to end homelessness and help keep our most vulnerable neighbors off the streets.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide funding without diverting the attention of communities from the vital work of preventing, preparing for and responding to the pandemic,” said James Arthur Jemison, principal deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development.

HUD’s 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 experiencing homelessness. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs.

View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding on HUD’s website.

2020 Continuum of Care Grants

State …………………… Number of Projects ………  Amount

Alabama       51                                         $18,199,132

Alaska            30                                         $4,742,326

Arizona           76                                        $46,681,615

Arkansas         19                                        $4,383,379

California        765                                      $491,195,402

Colorado          50                                       $35,266,078

Connecticut         134                                    $60,659,441

Delaware                         28                        $8,344,406

District of Columbia         39                      $23,608,105

Florida                         304                          $98,991,639

Georgia                    167                              $46,499,575

Guam                        8                                $1,401,700

Hawaii                     29                              $12,937,390

Idaho                       27                             $4,846,823

Illinois                     364                        $125,935,531

Indiana                    86                             $26,312,522

Iowa                          43                          $10,134,883

Kansas                         41                          $8,089,516

Kentucky                   111                          $27,225,425

Louisiana                   138                          $57,275,660

Maine                          25                          $14,625,379

Maryland                    156                         $53,840,535

Massachusetts           212                          $96,848,836

Michigan                     272                         $81,841,586

Minnesota                   198                          $36,461,173

Mississippi                   32                          $5,749,319

Missouri                      138                        $39,712,709

Montana                       13                         $2,736,160

Nebraska                      50                          $9,904,430

Nevada                        48                         $17,834,762

New Hampshire          50                             $8,427,680

New Jersey                  218                          $52,486,276

New Mexico               59                              $13,153,200

New York                   521                            $245,971,792

North Carolina             131                          $29,929,994

North Dakota                18                            $2,110,404

Northern Mariana Islands       1                    $15,509

Ohio                            295                        $121,861,246

Oklahoma                    56                         $9,062,360

Oregon                          122                     $44,054,337

Pennsylvania             445                           $108,663,565

Puerto Rico                 3                             $20,751,657

Rhode Island              33                           $8,099,399

South Carolina           55                         $11,313,619

South Dakota             10                        $1,413,545

Tennessee                123                      $24,970,715

Texas                         203                      $113,987,708

Utah                             45                      $12,522,881

Vermont                      23                       $5,996,609

Virgin Islands                4                       $206,369

Virginia                      133                     $31,375,771

Washington              196              $84,416,184

West Virginia             49             $9,102,145

Wisconsin                 85                $27,236,931

Wyoming                     5               $365,824

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