HUD Secretary Donovan Announces $216 Million nn Homeless Grants

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Hud_logo Grants Represent Historic Investment to Confront Rural Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country.   The grants announced today are $26 million more than last year’s grants and, combined with renewal funding announced earlier this year, represents the most homelessness assistance ever awarded by HUD.    HUD is also continuing to confront rural homelessness by targeting a record $16.4 million to 87 never-before-funded programs in less populated areas of the country (see attached list of the local programs awarded grants today or visit HUD’s website).

In January, HUD awarded more than $1.4 billion in Continuum of Care grants to renew funding to 7,000 existing local homeless programs.  The funding announced today will invest in local projects which have never before received HUD homeless funds, providing critically needed housing and support services to an estimated 21,000 homeless individuals and families.  Though homelessness is largely an urban phenomenon, HUD is reserving record funding to meet the unique challenges faced by homeless individuals and families living in rural areas. 

 “Today, we build on the Obama Administration’s goal to prevent and end homelessness in America,” said Donovan. “This funding will make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of people and provide resources to bring them towards the road of independence.”

HUD’s Continuum of Care grants fund a wide range of transitional and permanent housing programs as well as supportive services such as job training, case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. Street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families are also funded through these grants.  Continuum of Care programs include:

Ø  Supportive Housing Program (SHP) offers housing and supportive services to allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. 

Ø  Shelter Plus Care (S+C) provides housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who were living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters.

Ø  Single-Room Occupancy Program (SRO) provides rental assistance for homeless persons in one-person housing units that contain small kitchens, bathrooms, or both.

Last year, 19 federal agencies in the Obama Administration announced a plan to end all homelessness through, Opening Doors, an unprecedented federal strategy to end veteran and chronic homelessness by 2015, and to end homelessness among children, families, and youth by 2020. In addition to the Continuum of Care grant program, HUD’s new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is making a major contribution to the Opening Doors strategy. To date, HPRP has allocated $1.5 billion to prevent more than 875,000 people from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do.

 HUD’s homelessness grants are reducing long-term or chronic homelessness in America. Based on the Department’s latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), chronic homelessness has declined by 30 percent since 2006.  This decline is directly attributed to HUD’s homeless grants helping to create significantly more permanent housing for those who might otherwise be living on the streets.  It was also reported in the AHAR that the number of homeless families increased for the second consecutive year, almost certainly due to the ongoing effects of the recession.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and  transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

FY 2010 Continuum of Care New Project Awards: New York State

New York

Glens Falls

Adirondack Vets House, Inc.

SHP

$78,460

 

New York

Bailey House Inc.

SHP

$166,666

 

Freeport

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre

SHP

$155,595

 

Freeport

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre

SHP

$739,431

 

Albany

Catholic Charities Housing Office

SHP

$222,485

 

Albany

Catholic Charities Housing Office

SHP

$125,932

 

Watkins Glen

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler (Schuyler)

SHP

$134,179

 

Watkins Glen

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler (Schuyler)

SHP

$89,796

 

Syracuse

Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

SHP

$218,293

 

Auburn

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.

SHP

$33,660

 

Syracuse

Central New York Services, Inc.

SHP

$217,753

 

Buffalo

City Mission Society, Inc.

SHP

$1,050,000

 

New York

City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development

S+C

$4,210,260

 

New York

City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development

S+C

$1,958,880

 

Catskill

Community Action of Greene County,Inc..

SHP

$88,350

 

Rochester

East House Corporation

SHP

$72,429

 

Huntington

Family Service League, Inc.

SHP

$252,049

 

Kingston

Gateway Community Industries, Inc.

SHP

$49,876

 

Geneva

Geneva Housing Authority

S+C

$241,860

 

Geneva

Geneva Housing Authority

S+C

$62,460

 

Glens Falls

Glens Falls Housing Authority

S+C

$88,860

 

Newburgh

Independent Living, Inc

SHP

$60,315

 

Utica

JCTOD Outreach, Inc. dba Johnson Park Center

SHP

$200,771

 

Garden City

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

SHP

$79,573

 

Utica

Oneida County Department of Mental Health

SHP

$104,900

 

Poughkeepsie

PEOPLe, Inc.

SHP

$58,999

 

Rochester

Providence Housing Development Corp.

SHP

$602,168

 

Rochester

Rochester Housing Authority

S+C

$522,000

 

Rochester

Rochester Housing Authority

S+C

$157,920

 

Rochester

Rochester Housing Authority

S+C

$324,600

 

Rochester

Rochester Housing Authority

S+C

$357,120

 

Spring Valley

Rockland County, New York

SHP

$105,833

 

Schenectady

Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.

SHP

$145,166

 

Rochester

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach, Inc.

SHP

$143,149

 

Hudson

The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.

SHP

$29,932

 

Orchard Park

United Church Home, Inc.

SHP

$654,525

 

Rochester

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.

SHP

$430,000

 

Rochester

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.

SHP

$692,850

 

Rochester

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.

SHP

$166,000

 

 

New York Total

 

$15,093,095

 

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  1. This is so wonderful, just add the millions on to the trillions(15) in deficits and someday we will all be in “homeless” shelters.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

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