January 20, 2011
Each year, HUD awards Continuum of Care grants to organizations across the country, helping support a wide variety of programs - from child care, job training, and mental health counseling to transitional and permanent supportive housing.
Yesterday, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced awards totaling $1.4 billion. Here in Oregon, 101 providers will receive more than $18 million, almost $1 million more than last year.
Multnomah County organizations have been awarded close to $9.8 million. Continuum of Care grants make up about 30% of funding for homeless services in Multnomah County. The projects they fund are the backbone of our system to deliver critical services to our most vulnerable residents.