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HUD To Give $2 Million To Advance Research Tackling Homelessness

HUD is giving funds to Northern Arizona University and New York University to research homelessness. 

September 29, 2023

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted a total of $1.4 million to Northern Arizona University and New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine. This funding supports community-based research projects aimed at addressing homelessness. The initiative seeks to involve affected communities and incorporate insights from individuals who have experienced homelessness. Besides this, HUD also awarded $600K to the NYU Furman Center to conduct research and address homelessness in families. 

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “HUD is committed to working to ensure that everyone has access to a safe, stable place to call home and I’m pleased to see that today’s funding allows communities to research viable options to get people off the streets and into homes. HUD and the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to work with our local partners to work to end homelessness in communities across the country.”

HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Solomon Greene that HUD continues to be on the frontline of ending homelessness. The research will fill in the knowledge gaps to end homelessness and help HUD and other agencies understand the effectiveness of the programs designed to end homelessness in communities. 

The Office of Policy Development and Research has provided funding for institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities that collaborate with these institutions, aiming to research homelessness using community-engaged research methods. Two grantees have been selected to receive this funding under the Research Grant Designed to Address Homelessness initiative. One is Northern Arizona University and the other is New York University (NYI) Grossman School of Medicine. 

HUD will give $726,306 for a 3-year project to Northern Arizona University. Using this fund, the University will document the encampment resolution strategies, their effectiveness in affected counties as well and their impact on people experiencing homelessness. 

Likewise, New York University Grossman School of Medicine will identify what services and housing resources are required to transition from homelessness to housing. The project seeks to explore the transition from shelters to housing for older adults, studying their unique housing and support needs. Additionally, the initiative aims to enhance the capacity for community-engaged research focusing on the intersection of health and housing for this demographic.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Grants $2 Million to Advance Research Efforts Tackling Homelessness”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 27, 2023, 

HUD Grants $2 Million to Advance Research Efforts Tackling Homelessness | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021