The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $104 million to support new homeless programs across Ohio.
The amount awarded is nearly $8 million more than last year and among the top five awarded across the nation, according to a release.
Last month, HUD also awarded nearly $91 million in grants to renew funding to 263 of local homeless assistance programs throughout Ohio.
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“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.”
Each year, HUD serves over a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.