Wyoming Homeless Programs Get $292K in Federal Funding

Wyoming Homeless Programs Get $292K in Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that it has awarded $292,329 in continuum of are grants to five Wyoming homeless housing and service programs.

Housing for homeless people in San Francisco got a boost Thursday when the federal government announced it is giving the city $9 million more than it did a year ago as part of its annual funding for homeless programs around the nation. "We know how to end homelessness and it starts with embracing a housing-first approach that relies upon proven strategies that offer permanent housing solutions". Approximately $2.01 billion has been awarded for new and renewal projects.

In Florida, there were nearly 32,200 people who experienced homelessness a year ago, a decline of 4 percent. The cities of Aurora and Elgin, as well as Kane County, received more than $1.7 million.

Last month, HUD reported homelessness crept up in the US, especially among individuals experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.

The HUD findings were similar to the results of the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released in June by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which put the county's homeless total at 57,794 - an increase of 23 percent over the previous count. HUD's 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of.7 percent since a year ago. On the other hand, the report said, veteran homelessness decreased 4.1 percent and chronic homelessness decreased by 35.9 percent. In addition to coordinating funding for area homeless programs, they will count all local homeless people in a single night at a later point in the year.

Ben Carson announced the money was coming through Continuum of Care grants.

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