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HUD To Help People Experiencing Homelessness Announced $2.8 Billion In Annual Funding

HUD gives $2.8 Billion to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness and enable them to move into permanent housing.

March 28, 2023

Washington- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $2.8 Billion in Continuum of Care (CoC) competition awards to help homeless individuals and families afford permanent housing. Marcia L. Fudge previewed the awards at the National League of Cities which in turn reflected Biden’s administration’s commitment to addressing homelessness crisis with the help of evidence-based solutions. The Bidden-Harris administration strives to reduce homelessness in 2025 by 25%.

HUD’s secretary, Marcia L. Fudge says, “ Helping people move into stable housing from temporary shelters and encampments on the streets is essential to ending homelessness”. The continuum of care program grants provides communities the desired resources they need to make a world where no one experiences tragedy and homelessness.

The CoC program is designed to end homelessness by providing homeless services and housing programs to people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Annual funding is built on a $315 Million first-of-its-kind package awarded by HUD in January 2023 to help people and communities experiencing homelessness in rural areas by providing housing and supportive services. On account of the January funding, communities were told to develop a comprehensive approach to tackle homelessness in rural areas. The communities can also coordinate with the health care providers, Public Housing Agencies, and people who had first-hand experience with homelessness.

In August 2022, HUD also released the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). As part of the $2.8 billion in awards, around $80 million was allocated for the non-competitive renewal and replacement grants for the youth homelessness demonstration program (YHDP). Additionally, $52 million was announced to fund new projects aimed at providing support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Mostly, HUD seeks projects that:

  • Aim to end homelessness for all people either at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness.
  • Use a housing-first approach
  • Reduce unsheltered homelessness and criminalization of homelessness
  • Engage people with homelessness in decision making
  • Increase the supply of affordable housing
  • Bring a significant improvement in system performance
  • Focuses on racial equity and anti-discrimination policies for individuals and LGTBQ
  • Engage in partnerships with housing agencies to maximize the utilization of mainstream housing programs.
  • Collaborate with health agencies to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases and provide health services

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Announces $2.8 Billion In Annual Funding To Help People Experiencing Homelessness”. HUD, March 28, 2023, HUD Announces $2.8 Billion in Annual Funding to Help People Experiencing Homelessness | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021