HUD Awards $5.6 Billion In Annual Grants For Affordable Housing, Community Development And Homeless Assistance

The U.S. Division of Housing and City Improvement (HUD) at this time introduced $5.6 billion in funding will go to 1,200 communities by way of greater than 2,400 grants to states, city counties, insular areas, Washington, DC; Puerto Rico and native organizations throughout the nation. These annual components grants present essential funding for a variety of actions together with inexpensive housing, group improvement and homeless help.

“Viable communities should promote built-in approaches to develop first rate housing, appropriate residing environments and broaden financial alternatives to probably the most susceptible,” stated HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “These funds permit communities to handle their distinctive wants by prioritizing what issues most to their residents and letting them personal their investments in group improvement by way of these essential federal assets.”

“This funding permits communities to handle their most urgent native wants, offering versatile assets to construct properties, help renters and owners, present life-saving help to folks experiencing homelessness, and enhance public services, group resilience, and native economies,” stated Marion McFadden, principal deputy assistant secretary for group planning and improvement. “HUD’s annual components block grants permit states and localities to spend money on the success of neighborhoods and permit folks of modest means to thrive.”

The grants introduced at this time are supplied by way of the next HUD applications:

  • $3.3 billion to 1239 states and localities to construct stronger communities— The Group Improvement Block Grants offers annual grants on a components foundation to states, cities, counties, and insular areas to develop stronger, extra resilient communities by offering first rate housing and an appropriate residing setting, and by increasing financial alternatives, principally for low- and moderate-income folks. In 2022 this system helped over 60,000 households by way of housing actions, 46,000 people by way of job creation or retention, 83,500 folks experiencing homelessness by way of enhancements to homelessness services, over 5.3 million folks by way of public providers, and over 39 million folks by way of public enhancements.
  • $1.5 billion to 664 collaborating jurisdictions to supply inexpensive housing — The HOME Funding Partnerships Program is the first federal software of states and native governments to supply inexpensive rental and owner-occupied housing for low-income households. HOME funds a variety of actions together with constructing, shopping for and/or rehabilitating inexpensive housing for hire or homeownership or offering direct rental help to low-income folks. HOME initiatives leverage non-federal funds together with, in lots of instances, tax credit for inexpensive rental housing. In 2022 this system helped create over 15,000 models of housing and almost 17,000 households had been assisted with tenant primarily based rental help by way of the HOME program.
  • $499 million to 130 qualifying cities and eligible states to attach folks with HIV/AIDS to housing and help — The Housing Alternatives for Individuals With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program offers secure and everlasting housing help and supportive providers to low-income folks residing with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over 100,000 households obtain HOPWA housing help and/or supportive providers yearly.
  • $290 million to 359 states and localities to handle homelessness — Emergency Options Grants (ESG) offers funds for homeless shelters, assists within the operation of native shelters and funds associated social service and homeless prevention applications. Recipients allow folks to shortly regain stability in everlasting housing after experiencing a housing disaster and/or homelessness. ESG funds could also be used for avenue outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and fast re-housing help. Yearly, ESG connects over 350,000 folks to emergency shelter as they transition to everlasting housing
  • $30 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to help restoration from substance use dysfunction— The Restoration Housing Program permits states and the District of Columbia to offer secure, transitional housing for people in restoration from a substance-use dysfunction.

Mixed the applications will present critically wanted funding to hundreds of native applications in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands.

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