HUD Package Includes $322 Million, Including $54.5 Million Set-Aside for Rural Communities, For Permanent Housing, Supportive Services, And Other Costs
Package Also Provides $43 Million To Fund Approximately 4,000 New Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers
WASHINGTON – The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.
The $365 million package includes grant funds along with additional vouchers that will enhance communities’ capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, health care, and supportive services. This Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness being made available by HUD strongly promotes partnerships with health care organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived experience and expertise of homelessness.