HUD Announces $216 Million in New Homeless Grants
April 28, 2011
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country. The grants announced today are $26 million more than last year's grants and, combined with renewal funding announced earlier in the year, represent the most homelessness assistance ever awarded by HUD. Included in today's announcement, HUD is also continuing to confront rural homelessness by targeting a record $16.4 million to 87 never-before-funded programs in less populated areas of the country.
"Today, we build on the Obama Administration's goal to prevent and end homelessness in America," said Donovan. "This funding will make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of people and provide resources to bring them towards the road of independence."