HUD: Nearly $2.2 Billion Awarded to Local Homeless Programs

Funding supports thousands of local homeless housing and service programs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first of two announcements of Continuum of Care awards. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

“A safe, affordable place to call home is key when creating a path toward opportunity and self-sufficiency,” said Secretary Carson in Ohio, where he made the funding announcement. “The grants awarded today help our partners on the ground to reduce homelessness in their communities and help our most vulnerable neighbors.”

HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.

HUD continues to challenge state and local planning organizations called “Continuums of Care” to support their highest performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities.

In 2019, most of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness but significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast, particularly California and Oregon, offset those nationwide decreases, causing an overall increase in homelessness of 2.7 percent. HUD’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 567,715 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019, an increase of 2.7 percent since 2018 but nearly 11 percent decline since 2010. The number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 5 percent from 2018 and more than 32 percent since 2010. Local communities also reported a continuing trend in reducing veteran homelessness across the country—the number of veterans experiencing homelessness fell 2.1 percent since January 2018 and by 50 percent since 2010.

View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects.

The Continuum of Care grants HUD is awarding include the following:

StateNumber of ProjectsAmount
Alaska30$4,688,499
Alabama50$16,187,098
Arkansas20$4,166,349
Arizona79$39,667,766
California761$415,233,197
Colorado51$31,823,715
Connecticut148$53,925,797
District of Columbia34$21,068,602
Delaware27$7,825,678
Florida309$87,529,248
Georgia169$42,721,865
Guam8$1,119,247
Hawaii30$12,158,946
Iowa41$9,364,401
Idaho27$4,234,119
Illinois368$114,704,242
Indiana89$23,770,934
Kansas40$7,500,169
Kentucky105$23,141,762
Louisiana142$50,763,628
Massachusetts217$76,567,387
Maryland157$49,879,309
Maine22$13,121,653
Michigan274$73,362,763
Minnesota202$33,500,442
Missouri135$36,059,327
Mississippi31$4,892,316
Montana14$2,529,752
North Carolina134$26,659,517
North Dakota18$1,943,050
Northern Mariana Islands1$13,983
Nebraska47$8,767,133
New Hampshire54$7,702,743
New Jersey223$46,031,871
New Mexico51$10,506,434
Nevada50$16,051,105
New York520$214,895,469
Ohio284$106,811,990
Oklahoma59$8,354,106
Oregon120$37,289,231
Pennsylvania459$106,088,546
Puerto Rico55$18,596,380
Rhode Island34$7,308,810
South Carolina53$10,509,459
South Dakota10$1,299,930
Tennessee119$21,010,778
Texas206$101,332,807
Utah48$10,928,741
Virginia136$29,207,216
Virgin Islands4$188,753
Vermont22$4,572,629
Washington166$72,793,372
Wisconsin81$24,700,183
West Virginia55$8,601,585
Wyoming4$277,357
TOTAL6,593$2,163,951,389

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