Southwest Louisiana will receive nearly $400,000 from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for local homeless housing and service programs, according to a release from the agency.
Overall, Louisiana will receive $28,281,064 for the homeless through HUD's Continuum of Care programs.
HUD officials said this will help ensure that HUD-assisted local homeless assistance programs remain operating in the coming year. Officials said later this year, HUD will award additional grant funding to support hundreds of other local programs, including new projects. You can view a list of all of the Louisiana homeless projects awarded funding HERE.
According to officials, HUD's Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of their homeless clients.
The grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families, the release states.
HUD funds are a critical part of the Obama Administration's strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, according to officials.