Highlights of HUD's Homeless Assistance
An unprecedented number of local programs - more than 6,300 - will receive nearly $1.6 billion.
- 1,110 of the project awards being announced today target individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Total funding to these projects is more than $274 million, a commitment that directly supports the national goal of ending chronic homelessness.
- More than $783 million is being awarded to projects that provide permanent housing solutions for homeless persons.
- 3,364 local projects that serve families with children will receive $813 million.
- $26 million is being awarded to 136 projects that primarily target homeless veterans.
- 1,255 of the projects funded today are dedicated to providing housing and support services to severely mentally ill clients, totaling $300 million. These persons are at high risk of experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness.
- Nearly $200 million will support 851 local programs that primarily help homeless individuals with substance abuse problems.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.