HUD: $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds Awarded for Emergency Housing Vouchers

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding $1.1 billion – […]

HUD: $145 Million Funding Opportunity Announced to Address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific […]

HUD: HHS and HUD Announce Joint Effort to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced a joint-agency effort to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services, including testing and vaccinations, among disproportionately affected communities, including among HUD-assisted households and people experiencing homelessness. […]

HUD: Proposed Rule Withdrawn and Commitment Reaffirmed to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced that HUD is withdrawing the previous administration’s proposed rule that would have weakened the Equal Access Rule. The Equal Access Rule ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity-have equal access […]

HUD: Secretary Fudge and Others Discuss American Rescue Plan Homelessness Assistance Allocations

Secretary Fudge: “The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how important it is for every person to have access to safe and stable housing.”  Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, along with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, held a […]

HUD: Secretaries of HUD & VA Issue Joint Statement on Ending Veteran Homelessness

From HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and VA Secretary Denis McDonough The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress found that on a single night in January 2020, there were 37,252 Veterans experiencing homelessness in America, an increase of 0.4% over 2019. This number […]

HUD: $5 Billion Announced to Increase Affordable Housing to Address Homelessness

Secretary Fudge: “With this strong funding, communities across the country will have the resources needed to get people housed and keep people home” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help […]

HUD: Report on Youth Homelessness Underscores Importance of American Rescue Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a report on coordinated community approaches to preventing and ending youth homelessness. The report, “Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report,” underscores the importance of the American Rescue Plan to addressing homelessness, including for youth. […]

HUD: 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 Released

Homelessness Increasing Even Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 to Congress. The report found that 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2020, an increase of 12,751 people, […]