HUD Gives Fla. $114M to Help the Homeless

The U.S. will spend $2.6B in the next fiscal year to end homelessness, with 328 Fla. agencies receiving anywhere from $10,000 to $3.2 million.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $2.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards for roughly 7,000 local homeless housing and service programs across the United States.

In Florida, 328 individual agencies across the state will receive $114,030,413. The grants are as small as $9,464 for one group in St. Johns County to $3,074,525 for a group in Miami-Dade County. HUD posted a list of all Florida-funded agencies on its website.

The awards will allow communities to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing with access to supportive services, with the overarching goal of long-term stability.

“These Continuum of Care program grants, coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, will deliver communities the resources needed to ensure that every person in a respective community has the equitable opportunity to a safe and stable home,” says HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.

The CoC program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness – the largest source of federal grant funding for homeless services and housing programs. The 2021 awards include approximately $102 million for new domestic violence support projects.

The awards also fund new projects that focus on adding permanent housing to communities, including permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and transitional housing that will act as a bridge before shifting households to rapid rehousing.

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