Mayor Lee Announces $18M HUD Grants to Combat Homelessness
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $18.7 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The HUD Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients, and this year, 51 San Francisco-based organizations and programs received grant awards.
“In the last seven years, San Francisco moved in a new direction on efforts to end homelessness, helping thousands of people get off the streets and into supportive housing and services instead,” said Mayor Lee. “These grants from HUD demonstrate the Obama Administration’s commitment to cities and will help San Francisco continue to make real progress helping people and combating chronic homelessness.” Read more.