HUD Awards $38M for 272 NJ Homeless Programs

$1.8 Billion Announced for Homeless
Programs Across Country

Julian CastroNew Jersey received $38,088,939 for a total of 272 projects, including both renewal projects and new reallocated projects.

Communities working with Monarch were awarded a total of $26,551,540, or 70% of the statewide total.

Click here to view the list of projects funded in NJ.

In addition to projects funded with existing renewal funds, HUD announced funding for 25 new permanent supportive housing bonus projects awarded to move communities with the highest need closer to the goal of ending chronic homelessness.

One of these 25 new projects and the only one in NJ was awarded to the Hudson County Alliance Against Homeless, the Continuum of Care for Hudson County, NJ.

Nationally, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced today that thousands of homeless housing programs across the country would receive a total of $1.8 billion in grants through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program.

The announcement includes both Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding awards for the 2014 Continuum of Care Competition. This funding will provide housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

“It’s a national shame that anyone would call the streets their home. Working with our local partners, we’re redoubling our efforts to support permanent housing solutions for our veterans and those experiencing long-term chronic homelessness. We’re also focused on providing targeted assistance to families and young people who are falling between the cracks. As a nation, we can and must end homelessness.”

Said Secretary Castro while making the announcement.

“Communities across the country are driving progress by implementing the strategies that work to end homelessness—Housing First, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing. The grants announced today are critical investments into these strategies, providing assistance to families and individuals so that they can remain in permanent housing or get back into permanent housing as quickly as possible and never experience the crisis of homelessness again.”

Said Matthew Doherty, Interim Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.