San Diego Awarded $15 Million in Funds for Homeless Housing and Service Programs

This month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $15 million in grant awards to the San Diego region to support homeless housing and service programs.  These funds are a part of the $1.5 billion awarded for Fiscal Year 2012 Tier 1 grants through the HUD Continuum of Care Program, which will renew operating support for 7,000 programs across the country.  The grants support a variety of activities, including transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, services programs such as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care, and programs that administer street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance.  For more information on these awards and a list of awardees, read the HUD Press Release.