Agencies get part of $2B HUD grant

Tribune Chronicle

At least 16 organizations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties were among the 7,300 homeless assistance programs that received a portion of $2 billion worth of Housing and Urban Development grants announced Thursday.

Among the local programs receiving funds were the Trumbull New Shelter Plus Care Chronic, $188,568; Trumbull New Shelter Plus Care Vouchers, $75,824; Trumbull Shelter plus care for homeless persons with a mental illness, $257,555.

Also receiving funds were Beatitude House Permanent Supportive Housing, $91,185; and Beatitude House Permanent Supportive Housing Program, $365,476.

There were 13 homeless programs listed in the Youngstown / Mahoning County area that received a total of $1,805,621 in HUD grants.

Ohio has 316 programs that received $95,840,276 for their homeless prevention programs, according to a press release from HUD.

HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.