Homeless Get $13.5 Million From Hud And Dol For Permanent Housing, Jobs
Hundreds of persons experiencing long-term homelessness will be provided permanent housing and jobs because of an unprecedented partnership between the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Labor (DOL).
The departments are collaborating to offer $13.5 million to local employment centers and housing providers to help chronically homeless persons become less dependent and more self-sufficient.
HUD is providing $10 million and DOL is contributing $3.5 million toward this joint initiative. Today’s announcement represents another coordinated effort designed to meet the Bush Administration’s goal of ending chronic homelessness in ten years.
The DOL portion of each grant agreement will range from approximately $500,000 to $625,000 and is designed to increase and improve employment opportunities for persons with disabilities who are chronically homeless. In conjunction with DOL’s role, HUD will provide approximately $2-3 million grants for housing this population.