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

The U.S. Division of Housing and City Growth (HUD) right this moment introduced $5.6 billion in funding will go to 1,200 communities via greater than 2,400 grants to states, city counties, insular areas, Washington, DC; Puerto Rico and native organizations throughout the nation. These annual formulation grants present important funding for a variety of actions together with reasonably priced housing, group growth and homeless help.

“Viable communities should promote built-in approaches to develop respectable housing, appropriate dwelling environments and develop financial alternatives to essentially the most susceptible,” stated HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “These funds enable communities to deal with their distinctive wants by prioritizing what issues most to their residents and letting them personal their investments in group growth via these essential federal sources.”

“This funding permits communities to deal with their most urgent native wants, offering versatile sources to construct houses, assist renters and householders, present life-saving help to individuals experiencing homelessness, and enhance public amenities, group resilience, and native economies,” stated Marion McFadden, principal deputy assistant secretary for group planning and growth. “HUD’s annual formulation block grants enable states and localities to put money into the success of neighborhoods and permit individuals of modest means to thrive.”

The grants introduced right this moment are supplied via the next HUD applications:

  • $3.3 billion to 1239 states and localities to construct stronger communities— The Group Growth Block Grants offers annual grants on a formulation foundation to states, cities, counties, and insular areas to develop stronger, extra resilient communities by offering respectable housing and an appropriate dwelling surroundings, and by increasing financial alternatives, principally for low- and moderate-income individuals. In 2022 this system helped over 60,000 households via housing actions, 46,000 people via job creation or retention, 83,500 individuals experiencing homelessness via enhancements to homelessness amenities, over 5.3 million individuals via public companies, and over 39 million individuals via public enhancements.
  • $1.5 billion to 664 taking part jurisdictions to supply reasonably priced housing — The HOME Funding Partnerships Program is the first federal software of states and native governments to supply reasonably priced rental and owner-occupied housing for low-income households. HOME funds a variety of actions together with constructing, shopping for and/or rehabilitating reasonably priced housing for hire or homeownership or offering direct rental help to low-income individuals. HOME tasks leverage non-federal funds together with, in lots of circumstances, tax credit for reasonably priced rental housing. In 2022 this system helped create over 15,000 models of housing and almost 17,000 households had been assisted with tenant based mostly rental help via the HOME program.
  • $499 million to 130 qualifying cities and eligible states to attach individuals with HIV/AIDS to housing and assist — The Housing Alternatives for Individuals With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program offers secure and everlasting housing help and supportive companies to low-income individuals dwelling with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over 100,000 households obtain HOPWA housing help and/or supportive companies yearly.
  • $290 million to 359 states and localities to deal with 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 individuals to shortly regain stability in everlasting housing after experiencing a housing disaster and/or homelessness. ESG funds could also be used for road outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and speedy re-housing help. Yearly, ESG connects over 350,000 individuals to emergency shelter as they transition to everlasting housing
  • $30 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to assist restoration from substance use dysfunction— The Restoration Housing Program permits states and the District of Columbia to supply secure, transitional housing for people in restoration from a substance-use dysfunction.

Mixed the applications will present critically wanted funding to 1000’s 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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