HUD No. 11-08
April 28, 2011
CONNECTICUT TO RECEIVE $1.2 MILLION IN NEW GRANTS TO HELP PREVENT, END HOMELESSNESS
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 espanol.hud.gov
HUD is awarding new grants to the following Connecticut local homeless programs:
|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|
*SHP = Supportive Housing Program