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$2 billion to renew existing grants to 5,800 community-based housing and service providers

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to 5,800 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

HUD is today announcing renewal funding for previously funded local programs. The agency will announce new project awards at a later date.

“At this time of year, thousands of local homeless assistance providers receive federal funding to operate and maintain stable housing for those living in our shelter system and on our streets,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Renewing these grants will come as a huge relief to these providers, and it will allow them to continue their work to house and serve 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. Many of these state and local planners also embraced HUD’s call to shift funds from existing underperforming projects to create new ones that are based on best practices that will further their efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

Last December, local communities reported homelessness in the U.S. remained largely unchanged in 2018. Based upon these local reports, HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 552,830 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent since 2017. The number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 2.7 percent since 2017 and 29 percent since 2010. Local communities also reported a continuing trend in reducing veteran homelessness across the country – the number of veterans experiencing homelessness fell 5.4 percent since January 2017 and by 49 percent since 2010.

The renewal grants HUD is awarded include (View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects):

Fiscal Year 2018 Continuum of Care Renewal Grants
State Number of Local Projects Amount
Alabama 40 $15,484,363
Alaska 20 $3,634,369
Arizona 77 $38,452,895
Arkansas 21 $3,956,717
California 694 $381,008,456
Colorado 54 $31,341,716
Connecticut 122 $43,628,283
Delaware 26 $7,744,927
District of Columbia 37 $19,430,515
Florida 250 $78,682,988
Georgia 153 $39,860,577
Guam 4 $737,479
Hawaii 22 $10,644,801
Idaho 22 $3,545,130
Illinois 325 $101,532,628
Indiana 82 $18,389,661
Iowa 37 $8,264,717
Kansas 33 $7,243,664
Kentucky 86 $18,801,323
Louisiana 116 $45,269,379
Maine 23 $12,273,012
Maryland 143 $49,681,949
Massachusetts 196 $71,495,747
Michigan 241 $68,570,285
Minnesota 178 $31,056,163
Mississippi 21 $4,316,027
Missouri 116 $31,916,171
Montana 11 $2,291,024
Nebraska 41 $8,610,228
Nevada 37 $14,902,963
New Hampshire 50 $6,877,888
New Jersey 203 $44,000,624
New Mexico 50 $9,735,643
New York 475 $196,623,135
North Carolina 115 $23,506,444
North Dakota 14 $1,678,467
Ohio 263 $90,955,320
Oklahoma 54 $8,271,911
Oregon 100 $35,692,741
Pennsylvania 438 $98,219,625
Puerto Rico 56 $18,107,265
Rhode Island 32 $6,050,330
South Carolina 46 $9,321,965
South Dakota 8 $1,259,941
Tennessee 103 $19,510,728
Texas 169 $85,893,525
Utah 43 $9,997,822
Vermont 15 $4,271,466
Virgin Islands 3 $164,698
Virginia 115 $28,665,160
Washington 153 $61,020,961
West Virginia 45 $7,923,382
Wisconsin 75 $22,302,547
Wyoming 3 $199,633
Total 5856 $1,963,019,378

###HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.


Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685