HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 11-08
Rhonda Siciliano
(617) 994-8355
For Release
April 28, 2011


HARTFORD - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Barbara Fields today announced that Connecticut will receive $1.2 million in new grant funds to support 11 homeless programs across the state. Today's announcement marks the first-ever grants to local projects that provide critically needed housing and support services to homeless individuals and families (see below for CT grant information). In January, HUD awarded an additional $29.7 million to renew funding to 133 existing Connecticut programs.

"Today, we are announcing new funds to invest in critically needed programs that will go a long way towards helping Connecticut organizations assist the homeless and put families and individuals on the road to independence," said Fields.

HUD's Continuum of Care grants fund a wide range of transitional and permanent housing programs as well as supportive services such as job training, case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment
and child care. Street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless
persons and families are also funded through these grants. Continuum of Care programs include:

  • Supportive Housing Program (SHP) offers housing and supportive services to allow homeless persons to
    live as independently as possible.

In addition to the Continuum of Care grant program, HUD's new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
(HPRP) Program
made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is making a major contribution to ending homelessness in Connecticut. To date, HPRP has allocated $17 million in Connecticut to
prevent more than 6,808 people from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and

HUD is awarding new grants to the following Connecticut local homeless programs:

City Recipient Program* Awarded Amount
Danbury Association of Religious Communities SHP $63,604
New Haven Columbus House, Inc SHP $189,533
New Haven Columbus House, Inc SHP $175,140
Hartford Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services SHP $108,612
Hartford Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services SHP $116,373
Hartford Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services SHP $30,240
Hartford Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services SHP $193,687
Westport Interfaith Housing Association of Westport/Weston, Inc. SHP $49,693
Fairfield Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc. SHP $193,914
Norwich Reliance House, Inc. SHP $85,024
Stamford St. Luke's Community Services, Inc. SHP $40,277
Connecticut Total $1,246,097

*SHP = Supportive Housing Program


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