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HUD To Give $3.1 Billion To Help People Experiencing Homelessness

HUD is planning to make the largest investment in the community’s homelessness response systems keeping in mind the growing homelessness crisis.

August 19, 2023

Washington- More than $3.1 Billion is provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to homeless service organizations across the country so that they can provide supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. This funding is the largest amount of funding under the CoC program indicating the commitment of the Biden-Harris administration to tackle the homelessness crisis with urgency.

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “As our nation faces a worsening housing crisis, it is imperative that we continue to invest in communities’ efforts to connect people experiencing homelessness to stable homes. These resources make critical investments in evidence-based and person-centered solutions, as well as the people and organizations who work hard every day to deliver them to vulnerable individuals, families, and youth.”

HUD’s CoC Program will provide competitive funding for FY 2023 for providing homeless services and housing programs to people experiencing homelessness. Every year, nearly 400 communities apply for the NOFO. HUD funds around 7000 homeless services projects through the CoC program to states, Indian tribes, local governments, and non-profit providers.

It is CoC’s responsibility to renew the existing projects, apply for new projects and reallocate resources from lower-performing projects to better the people experiencing homelessness. This year’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) incorporates new initiatives to tackle homelessness in rural areas and ensure adherence to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022. These added activities aim to extend support and resources to homeless individuals residing in rural communities, as well as to promote compliance with the provisions outlined in the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022.

The NOFO funding is meant for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, youth, and for people experiencing homelessness in rural areas. Besides this, it will also provide $52 Million for rapid re-housing, supportive services, and other activities to help dating violence or sexual assault survivors.

HUD is looking out for projects that end homelessness for all, place emphasis on racial equity, use the housing first approach, reduce unsheltered homelessness, partner with health agencies, improve system performance, address racial disparities, engage homeless people, and increase the supply of affordable housing.

The applications for the FY 2023 CoC Program NOFO can be submitted on September 28, 2023.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Announces More Than $3.1 Billion to Help People Experiencing Homelessness”. HUD, July 5, 2023,
HUD Announces More Than $3.1 Billion to Help People Experiencing Homelessness | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021