ELIZABETH, NJ - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced over $118 million in grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the country, with $199,133 in grants supporting Elizabeth. 

Local homeless programs in New Jersey will receive $2,286,952. Elizabeth will receive $199,133. Just this past January, HUD awarded $46 million to New Jersey local homeless programs.

“The path to self-sufficiency begins with a safe place to sleep and ultimately, an affordable place to call home,” said Secretary Carson. “These grants will help service providers across the Nation continue their work of reducing homelessness in their communities and help our most vulnerable neighbors. The Trump Administration is committed to lifting up all Americans and this announcement is yet another example of our unwavering commitment to empower this great nation through investing in our people.”

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HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.

“The nearly $2.3 million in grants being awarded today to the Garden State by the Trump Administration further contributes to the already record level of funding aimed at reducing homelessness in New Jersey,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. “Just this past January, HUD awarded $46 million to New Jersey because we recognize the importance of supporting New Jersey’s local homeless assistance programs.”

The grants HUD is awarding include the following:

 

2019 Continuum of Care Grants (Tier 2)
State
Number of Projects
Amount
Alaska
2
 $ 174,211
Alabama
9
 $ 1,421,956
Arizona
5
 $ 1,683,237
California
65
 $ 20,775,666
Colorado
8
 $ 1,769,241
Connecticut
4
 $ 3,434,997
District of Columbia
5
 $ 1,006,515
Delaware
2
 $ 389,354
Florida
37
 $ 6,562,907
Georgia
13
 $ 1,976,006
Guam
1
 $ 51,165
Hawaii
2
 $ 758,223
Iowa
6
 $ 622,424
Idaho
3
 $ 229,369
Illinois
36
 $ 6,223,731
Indiana
6
 $ 1,642,169
Kansas
5
 $ 274,623
Kentucky
7
 $ 1,311,974
Louisiana
11
 $ 4,182,333
Massachusetts
21
 $ 4,498,300
Maryland
16
 $ 2,564,411
Maine
5
 $ 671,345
Michigan
35
 $ 4,364,757
Minnesota
15
 $ 1,298,837
Missouri
12
 $ 2,026,284
Mississippi
4
 $ 582,948
Montana
1
 $ 43,430
North Carolina
15
 $ 1,088,286
North Dakota
1
 $ 114,993
Nebraska
4
 $ 450,113
New Hampshire
4
 $ 371,362
New Jersey
22
 $ 2,286,952
New Mexico
5
 $ 519,054
Nevada
4
 $ 182,771
New York
48
 $ 11,497,589
Ohio
22
 $ 5,791,693
Oklahoma
7
 $ 369,262
Oregon
8
 $ 1,975,979
Pennsylvania
33
 $ 5,269,089
Puerto Rico
12
$ 1,957,984
Rhode Island
5
$ 355,666
South Carolina
5
 $ 376,055
South Dakota
1
 $ 102,644
Tennessee
13
 $ 1,037,961
Texas
22
 $ 6,927,385
Utah
5
 $ 508,121
Virginia
17
 $ 1,744,738
Virgin Islands
1
 $ 8,402
Vermont
3
 $ 186,053
Washington
21
 $ 3,645,985
Wisconsin
8
 $ 1,332,730
West Virginia
6
 $ 212,744
Wyoming
2
 $ 80,920
TOTAL
630
$ 118,934,944