The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced nearly $3.16 billion for communities through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, representing the largest amount of annual federal funding in the CoC Program's history.
The grants will help community homelessness response systems, nonprofit providers, states, tribes, and local governments fund more than 7,000 projects that provide housing assistance and/or supportive services to people experiencing homelessness (including survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault), as well as costs related to planning and data collection.
The $3.16 billion provides a critical expansion of resources at a time when homelessness is rising in most communities. The $3.16 billion awards include:
- $136 million for competitive and non-competitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program renewal and replacement grants
- $57 million for new projects to support housing and service needs for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
HUD recently expanded the CoC Program’s eligible activities to support protections in the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 and to address the unique challenges in rural areas.