Housing Funding: Mayor Announces $18m in Federal HUD Grants
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $18.9 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach programs and support services programs to transitional and permanent housing for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. The HUD Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. This year, 51 San Francisco-based organizations and programs received grant awards.
In January 2011, San Francisco’s Point in Time Homeless Count revealed a 47 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over the past two year period.
“These HUD grants help us serve the most vulnerable of our City and will allow us to continue to make a progress in ending homelessness in San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “These funds also support crucial outreach, employment, and housing services to homeless San Francisco families.” Read more.