In order to strengthen housing and support service programs for homeless people, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will allocate more than $3.100 million dollars in competitive financing to organizations in charge of supporting citizens in vulnerable conditions throughout the country.
This financing initiative represents the largest amount of funding in the history of the Continuum of Care program and with this, the permanent commitment of the Federal Government to offer a solution to the crisis caused by the lack of affordable housing that prevails at the national level is endorsed.
About, Marcia Louise Fudge, HUD secretary, referred to the need to support people in a precarious situation who demand a roof.
“As our nation grapples with a worsening housing crisis, it is imperative that we continue to invest in the efforts of communities to connect homeless people to stable homes.
These resources make critical investments in evidence-based, person-centered solutions, as well as in citizens and organizations that work hard every day to deliver them to vulnerable individuals, families, and youth.
It should be noted that current fiscal year competitive funding will be awarded through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program.
This agency funds nearly 7,000 homeless service projects annually through the Continuum of Care Program, to nonprofit providers, states, Indian tribes, or housing entities designated by tribes and local governments.
This way, The projects that are intended to be promoted are those that, among other things, end homelessness for all homeless people and that emphasize racial equity, as well as anti-discrimination policies for LGTBQ+ people.
For this fiscal year, applications for the CoC Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) must be submitted to HUD by September 28, 2023.
Source: La Opinion