Feds announce $18 million in grants to combat homelessness in North Carolina

The Department of Housing and Urban Development yesterday announced $18 million in grants to fund 147 local homeless housing and service programs in North Carolina. About $3.2 million will come to programs in Forsyth and Guilford Counties.

The grants support programs that include street outreach, client assessment and direct housing assistance to homeless people and families. The Continuum of Care grants were awarded through a competitive proposal process.

Some of the largest recipients in the Triad are:

Winston-Salem

Forsyth Rapid Rehousing Collaborative $371k

ESR-PH Case Management $102k

Shelter Plus Care 1 $137k

Shelter Plus Care 2 $136k

Greensboro

Housing Opportunities $508k

Grace Homes $469k

Mary’s House $138k

Click here to view the full list for North Carolina.

These grant funds are part of the Obama Administration’s plan to addresses homelessness. Launched in 2010, the plan brought together 19 federal agencies to form the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. View their report here.

 

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