L/SFR Sneak Preview: HUD Announces $1.6 Billion in Homelessness Assistance, Other Initiatives

September 13, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 19 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) On Aug. 31, HUD made $1.63 billion available for homeless assistance through its Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance program. The money will support permanent and transitional housing, job training services, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, childcare and health care for the homeless. HUD operates almost 7,000 existing homeless assistance programs.

The CoC program will distribute awards to local programs to help meet the needs of their homeless clients, HUD said, funding additional activities including street outreach, assessment and transitional and permanent housing.

The CoC program includes the Supportive Housing Program, the Shelter Plus Care Program and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Program.

For more about the politics around the transportation reauthorization subscribers to L/SFR should refer to their Sept. 19 issue.

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