HUD Allocates Nearly $3 Billion in ESG Awards for Homeless Services Related to Pandemic

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:45pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the allocation of nearly $3 billion in Emergency Solution Grants awards to help local governments prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 among individuals and families who are homeless, receiving homeless assistance or at risk of becoming homeless. The awards follow an earlier allocation of $1 billion and are authorized under the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding can be used to make more emergency shelters available, operate emergency shelters, provide hotel and motel vouchers for homeless families and individuals, provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness, and prevent individuals from becoming homeless.

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