The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $4,124,744 to support homeless programs across Arkansas.
Last month, HUD announced nearly $2 billion in grants to renew funding to thousands of local homeless assistance programs throughout the United States. Combined with new grants, this funding represents a record investment to support state and local efforts across the nation to reduce and end homelessness.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson made the announcement in Akron, Ohio today during a visit to the Battered Women’s Shelter, a HUD-assisted local program that houses domestic violence victims who are at risk of homelessness.
“Today we make another critical investment to those persons and families living in our shelters and on our streets,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These new programs will join those already on the front lines in their communities working to end homelessness.”
HUD grants support a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.