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$2.8B Will Fight Homelessness in Florida

HUD is sending $116M in Continuum of Care awards to Fla. so 313 agencies can help people in temporary shelters and encampments move into stable housing.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $2.8 billion in Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards salted for thousands of local homeless service and housing programs across the United States.

Florida will receive $115,822,733 of that funding to be distributed among 313 state providers. A complete list of the Florida recipients and the amount each will receive is posted on HUD’s website.

In announcing the funding, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge noted the Biden Administration’s continued commitment to address homelessness, as reflected in All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The plan’s goal: Reduce homelessness by 25% by 2025 and ultimately end it.

“Working with our local partners, these Continuum of Care program grants, deliver communities the resources they need,” says Fudge. “Together we can work toward a world where homelessness is a brief and rare occurrence, and every person has access to a safe, affordable and stable home so that they and their families can thrive.”

The CoC program is the largest source of federal grant funding for homeless services and housing programs servicing people experiencing homelessness.

In August 2022, HUD issued the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2022 CoC competition awards. Included in the $2.8 billion of total awards, approximately $80 million was made available for non-competitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) renewal and replacement grants. The 2022 awards also include over $52 million for new projects that will support housing and service needs for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The announcement builds on a $315 million package of resources HUD awarded in January 2023 to help communities provide housing and supportive services to people in unsheltered settings and people experiencing homelessness in rural areas.

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