HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. GFO-12-03
Susan Campbell
(336) 547-4000
For Release
March 13, 2012

Funding to support 22 local programs

GREENSBORO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $6 million to support 22 new local homeless programs in North Carolina. This funding provides critically needed emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support for individuals and families and is a significant part of the Obama Administration's strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

The grants announced today will support new local programs never before funded by HUD. View a complete list of all the state and local projects awarded funding today on HUD's website.

"Today's grantees will join other local programs that are on the front lines of helping those who might otherwise be living on our streets," said HUD Region IV Ed Jennings, Jr. "It's incredible that as we work to recover from the greatest economic decline since the Great Depression, the total number of homeless Americans is declining, in large part because of these funds."

HUD's Continuum of Care grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons as well as services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. These grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. Continuum of Care programs include:

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

  • Shelter Plus Care (S+C) provides housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who were living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters.

In 2010, President Obama and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness ( puts the country on a path to end veterans and chronic homelessness by 2015 and to ending homelessness among children, family, and youth by 2020.

In addition to HUD's annual grant awards, HUD continues to manage the $1.5 billion Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program.  Made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, this three-year grant program is intended to prevent persons from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do. To date, more than 1.2 million persons have been assisted through HPRP.

Community Organization
Type of Grant
Amount of Award
Asheville Homeward Bound of Asheville, Inc./Pathways to Permanent Housing 4
Chapel Hill University of NC at Chapel Hill/UNC XDS Leasing Project 3
Chapel Hill University of NC at Chapel Hill/UNC XDS Support Services Project 1
Charlotte Community Link, Programs of Travelers Aid/PRCoC Permanent Supportive Casework & Housing FY 11
Charlotte  St. Peter's Homes, Inc./333 Hawthorne Lane - Permanent Housing Bonus
Concord Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare/PBH 2011 Shelter Plus Care Program
Durham Development Ventures Incorporated/Goley Point
Durham Housing for New Hope, Inc./Streets to Home
Fayetteville Cumberland County, NC/Safe Homes for New Beginnings
Gastonia As One Ministries, Inc./As One Ministries, Inc. Housing First 3
Gastonia With Friends, Inc./Supportive Housing Program
Goldsboro Eastpointe Human Services/Shelter Plus Care III
Greenville Housing Authority of City of Greenville/Project HOPE
Greenville The Greenville Community Shelters, Inc./SHP-PH Project Stable Solutions
Henderson Five County Mental Health Authority/FCMHA SPC New 2011
Lenoir Smoky Mountain Center/SMC Project Connect 2011
Raleigh Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes/Sunnybrook Phase 2
Raleigh Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes/Sunnybrook Phase 2 PHB
Raleigh Wake County Human Services/Shelter Plus Care 2011
Rocky Mount The Beacon Center/The Beacon Center Shelter Plus Care New
Wilmington Good Shepherd Ministries of Wilmington, Inc./Ashley Center Permanent Housing
Winston-Salem City of Winston-Salem/Project PATHS II
Total    $5,943,071


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