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HUD To Help Households Experiencing Or At Risk Of Homelessness, Gives $45 Million To PHAs

Bidden-Harris administration is committed to addressing unsheltered homelessness and homelessness in rural areas with the help of funding.

June 5, 2023

Washington- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced communities that will receive housing vouchers to address homelessness and homelessness in rural areas. Nearly 135 public housing authorities will be awarded $45 Million for 3,379 stability vouchers.

HUD announced that 62 CoC communities are receiving $486 Million in grants to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. HUD also invited PHAs to receive stability vouchers. Collectively, these grants and vouchers form an unprecedented federal resource package that aims to assist communities in sustaining their advancements in reducing homelessness.

HUD’s Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge said, “HUD is committed to making sure that people in unsheltered settings and rural housing have access to housing and to help them deal with the affordability crisis”. With the help of these vouchers, the communities can partner with health and housing agencies and move thousands of people from the streets to permanent homes.

The House America initiative was launched by HUD’s secretary and USICH where both partnered with 105 communities led by mayors, county leaders, and governors to place 100,000 households into permanent housing. Another goal was to add 40,000 housing units to the development pipeline.

The applicants need to go through the competitive process for receiving housing choice voucher assistance. It is the public housing agencies that are partnering with the CoC program that will be assisting the households who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Homeless veterans and their families can also receive assistance from PHAs. The priority of HUD is the PHAs that partnered with CoCs while responding to HUD’s special notice.

Nearly $43,439,000 are provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, of 2021 for new incremental voucher assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness can make use of this assistance.

HUD also published a notice about the Stability Voucher Program on August 16, 2023. The notice discusses at length the procedures PHAs have to follow to express their interest in the registration and operational requirements.

With 367 unduplicated PHAs registering interest, the Stability voucher program registration of interest closed on October 20, 2022. There will be a minimum of five stability vouchers for the eligible PHAs.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Provides $45 Million In Funding To Public Housing Authorities To Help Households Experiencing Or At Risk Of Homelessness”. HUD, June 5, 2023,
HUD Provides $45 Million in Funding to Public Housing Authorities to Help Households Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021