HUD Awards the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless $11 Million to Combat Homelessness
In one of his last events as Regional Administrator, Adolfo Carrión visited Garden City, New York to present the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) an $11 million check to continue its battle to combat homelessness in Suffolk and Nassau counties. The 17 year-old, non-profit organization provides housing and services to almost 3,000 individuals and families and will use the majority of the new funding for transitional and permanent housing. In addition, the Continuum funds will be used for job training, healthcare, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.
"This funding will assist homeless Long Islanders who struggle each day to access safe, permanent housing along with essential services," said Greta Guarton, LICH Executive Director. The monies will be distributed to over 80 programs across both counties. Mr. Carrión will be leaving HUD on February 10.
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