HUD Sending $83.2 Million to Florida Groups Helping the Homeless

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday announced an award of $2 billion in support of thousands of local housing and service programs across the U.S. This year's installment of the annual HUD Continuum of Care grants will assist more than 7,300 local programs working to house and serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness in their communities.

The federal government will continue funding a Syracuse Housing Authority program that forfeited $5.1 million in unspent grants that the agency had struggled to administer.

MA overall received more than $73 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing (HUD). Behind California comes NY (579 programs and $200 million in funding), IL (418 programs and $109 million in funding), Pennsylvania (519 programs and $102 million in funding), and OH (316 programs and $95 million in funding). "We've seen the results of the housing first model in the reduction of overall homelessness in the State". "Progress is being made but we must remain resolute in our mutual commitment to more innovatively and effectively address homelessness through a housing-first approach that is evidence-based". Local Massachusetts communities also report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness decreased. HUD's 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of.7 percent since past year.


HUD estimates there were 553,742 individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of.7 percent since past year. That was 0.7 percent higher than in 2016.

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. 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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