Today, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The supplemental funding is allocated through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to 651 grantees, included states, insular areas, and local governments. A full list of grantees can be found here.
The funding gives states the flexibility to meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Funding can be used to develop affordable housing, tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services, and acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units. The funding is also the first of two homelessness-related funding opportunities from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that HUD will release.
HUD’s press release can be found here.