HUD awards $68 million to homeless programs in Chicago

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

"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.

In Western New York, HUD estimated there were 1,042 people experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2017, a 3 percent increase since 2016.

Heartland Alliance and Thresholds, which both focus on connecting people to medical care and permanent housing, were among the recipients in Chicago.

A list of the groups in Florida helping the homeless and getting Continuum of Care grants from HUD can be found here.

The HUD funding announced today is part of a record $2 billion being awarded to more than 7,300 local housing and service programs nationwide.

"This funding is critical in our efforts to end homelessness across Wisconsin as we know it", said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Joseph P. Galvan.

California received the largest share of the grant money, $382.56 million. "Rapid rehousing ensures that homelessness is a brief, rare and non-recurring event for individuals and families".

In December, the department reported an increase in homelessness across the country, particularly among those experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.

This report displays homeless assistance projects awarded in HUD's FY2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program competition.

San Francisco had a homeless population of about 7,500 in 2017, according to a Homeless Point-in-Time count survey, or a "homeless census" conducted by the city a year ago. 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. On the other hand, the report said, veteran homelessness decreased 4.1 percent and chronic homelessness decreased by 35.9 percent.

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