The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said that its Continuum of Care Programs in New York has been awarded over $300 million from the Biden-Harris Administration.
HUD’s Continuum of Care Program is a “backbone” federal program that provides support to community homelessness response systems across the U.S.
The initiative distributes grant funding to nonprofit providers, States, Indian Tribes, and local governments for permanent and short-term housing assistance, supportive services, planning, data, and other costs, according to a release.
“HUD funding to homeless service providers is a vital lifeline local communities depend on,” said Alicka Ampry-Samuel, a HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “This historic funding will make a difference in the lives of children and families in need of shelter, services, and guidance. Ending homelessness is achievable, and these service providers play a major role in reaching that goal.”
The federal money awarded to New York is part of a historic $3.16 billion in Continuum of Care Program funding that has been given to more than 7,000 homelessness assistance projects nationwide.