HUD announced Thursday that $74,181,525 has been awarded in grants to over three hundred local homeless programs throughout Florida. Locally, nearly $5.8 million dollars is coming to homeless programs in the Orlando/Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties Continuum of Care. This includes funding for a Rapid Re-Housing Demonstration Grant, one of only 23 such grants awarded nationally.
Clearly, we’ll be talking a lot about this news at our next CoC meeting and in the months ahead. For the full details on awards throughout the state, please visit HUD’s Homeless Resource Exchange. For local reaction to this great news, please see the Orlando Sentinel’s coverage.