HUD Awards Grants To Northern Illinois

HUD Awards Grants To Northern Illinois

HUD Awards Grants To Northern Illinois

The continuum of care grants provided will give support to individuals and families across the state.

"These local programs are providing vital services to some of our most vulnerable", HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

According to HUD, "HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions created to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless".

Organizations based in Chicago will receive the most in funding, with $68.3 million, and programs in Cook County will receive roughly $12.1 million.

The HUD's Continuum of Care grants are meant to move the homeless off the streets and into transitional or permanent housing. Approximately $2.01 billion has been awarded for new and renewal projects. "Rapid rehousing ensures that homelessness is a brief, rare and non-recurring event for individuals and families".

Los Angeles County's 55,188 number of homeless people in 2017 was behind only New York City's 76,501, according to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress by HUD.

In Florida, there were nearly 32,200 people who experienced homelessness a year ago, a decline of 4 percent.

According to a HUD report, homelessness declined in MA in 2017 compared to 2016. In addition to coordinating funding for area homeless programs, they will count all local homeless people in a single night at a later point in the year.

The agency reported that 553,742 people in the USA experienced at least one night of homelessness past year. Local Massachusetts communities also report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness decreased.

HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

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