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HUD To Provide Annual Grants For Homeless Assistance And Affordable Housing

HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, allocates $5.6 billion in annual grants to aid homeless individuals and promote affordable housing initiatives.

February 27, 2023

Nearly $5.6 Billion in grants will be awarded to 1,200 communities by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a wide range of activities such as affordable housing and homeless assistance.

These grants will be used to fund thousands of local programs in 50 states including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and The Northern Mariana Islands.

Let’s take a closer look at the grants provided by HUD programs:

$3.3 Billion will be awarded to 1239 states and localities to build stronger communities. The grants will be provided by the community development block grant program. The grants will enable the states and areas to develop stronger communities by providing decent housing and a living environment along with economic opportunities for low-income people. The program helped 60,000 families to obtain housing, 46,000 individuals to get a job and 83,500 individuals with improvement in home facilities in 2022.

The Home Investment Partnerships Program awarded $1.5 Billion to 664 participating jurisdictions to produce affordable housing. The funds provided by this program are used for a wide range of activities such as building, and buying affordable housing for rent for low-income families. The program has created 15,000 housing units and assisted 17,000 households with tenant-based rental assistance in 2022.

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) gave $499 Million to 130 qualifying states and cities to provide stable and permanent housing to low-income people suffering from HIV. Nearly 100,000 households have reported receiving housing assistance in a year via this program.

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) gave $290 Million to 359 states and localities to address homelessness. The program not only provides funds for homeless shelters but also assists in the operation of local shelters and homeless prevention programs. The people experiencing the housing crisis or homelessness can regain stability by getting into permanent housing. The data reveals that the program connects 350,000 people to move into permanent housing and get the desired assistance.

The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) awards $30 Million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to aid in recovery from substance use disorder.

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United States Interagency Council On Homelessness. “HUD Awards $5.6B In Annual Grants For Homeless Assistance And Affordable Housing”. United States Interagency Council On Homelessness, Feb 27, 2023,
HUD Awards $5.6B in Annual Grants for Homeless Assistance and Affordable Housing | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

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