HUD Awards Grants To Northern Illinois

Barrio Logan Shelter

More Than $4 Million in HUD Grants Awarded to Arkansas

"HUD stands with our local partners, who are working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors", said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

In counts conducted in early 2017, the West Coast spike was so high that it raised the overall homelessness figure for the first time since 2010, to almost 554,000 people.

Jeff Kositsky, director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, said the infusion of money made him "very pleased" and that the vast majority of the new cash will go toward "permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing".

The continuum of care grants provided will give support to individuals and families across the state.

California would receive the largest portion of the funds at $383 million.

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.

In December, HUD reported homelessness increased in the U.S.as a whole, especially among individuals experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.

According to HUD, its annual homeless assessment indicated temporary and long-term homelessness among individuals edged up almost 1 percent in 2017. In addition, Veteran homelessness increased by 1.5 percent, chronic homelessness increased by 12.2 percent and family homelessness declined by 5.4 percent.

Orange County's number of homeless also rose to 4,792 in 2017, up from 4,452 in 2015, according to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count & Survey.

At least 553,742 people in the USA experienced at least one night of homelessness a year ago, according to HUD. HUD estimates there were 17,565 persons experiencing homelessness in MA on a single night in 2017, a decrease of 10.4 percent since the prior year.

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