Los Angeles Receives $157 Million Housing and Urban Development Grant to Fight Homelessness

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Thursday, March 30, 2023 4:04 p.m

LA Receives $157M HUD Grant To Fight Homelessness

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The City and County of Los Angeles are to receive $157 million from a $2.8 billion federal grant to help homeless people move to permanent housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday known.

The Continuum of Care Competition Awards provide funds to thousands of local homeless services and housing programs across the country. The awards were presented by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge at the National League of Cities Conference.

“Helping people move from makeshift shelters and camps on the streets to stable shelters is essential to ending homelessness,” Fudge said in a statement. “Working with our local partners, these Continuum of Care program grants provide communities with the resources they need.”

According to HUD, the program is the largest source of state grants for homeless services and housing programs.

Wednesday’s announcement builds on a “first of its kind” $315 million resource package awarded by HUD in January to help communities provide shelter and support services in vulnerable environments and for the homeless in rural areas to support.

Communities were tasked with developing a comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness in the homeless and rural areas in order to receive government grants, which involved coordinating with healthcare providers, other agencies such as public housing authorities, and people with lived experiences of homelessness.

In August 2022, HUD issued a notice of funding opportunities for the Fiscal Year 2022 Continuum of Care Competition Awards, which included approximately $80 million for the extension and replacement grants of the non-competitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

The 2022 awards also included more than $52 million for new projects for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

HUD had attempted to fund projects that met certain criteria, such as: B. Projects focused on racial justice and anti-discrimination policies for LGBTQ+ people.

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