HUD Announces Over $46 Million in Funding for New Jersey Homeless Programs

Federal Funding Supports Programs to End Homelessness Across the State

On January 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the United States.

The communities served by New Jersey’s sixteen Continuums of Care (CoC) will receive $46,031,871 in funding.  This new and renewal funding will support over 200 predominantly renewed programs and also some new programs.

Nationally, HUD’s CoC grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first, tier one, of two announcements of CoC awards to be announced this year. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.

On September 30, 2019, CoCs across the country submitted applications for funding through the competitive grant application process. CoC funding provides support to programs serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness with a goal of helping communities quickly rehouse individuals and families while working to minimize the trauma caused by homelessness.

On January 23, 2019, NJCounts 2019, the state-wide point-in-time count of the homeless found 8,864 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in the State of New Jersey. NJCounts 2020 will take place on January 29, 2020. Monarch Housing coordinates the annual count.

For further information about the funding announcement click here.

To a list of all projects funded state by state click here.

For more information about the Continuum of Care Program click here.