HUD awards $19.3 million to Indiana homeless programs

NOW: HUD awards $19.3 million to Indiana homeless programs

Washington D.C.- More than two billion dollars is going out across the country to help the homeless. Indiana alone will receive $19.3 million this year.

The money is coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care grant program.

“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.

7,300 local housing and service programs received some sort of federal funding. In Indiana the money went to 95 homeless housing programs.

A full list of those organizations can be found here.

This funding is critical in our efforts to end homelessness across Indiana as we know it,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Joseph P. Galvan. “Rapid rehousing ensures that homelessness is a brief, rare and non-recurring event for individuals and families.”

Last month, HUD reported that homelessness in the United States went up. It found 553,742 people experiencing homelessness on any single night in 2017.

To address that problem this year, HUD is challenging state and local planners to support higher performing programs that have a proven history of effectiveness.

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