HUD Archives: News Releases
|HUD No. 97-112|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-1420||Tuesday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||July 1, 1997|
HUD TO AWARD $744 MILLION FOR PROGRAMS TO
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Housing and Urban
Development will award $744 million to communities and groups
around the nation for programs to reduce homelessness, help
welfare recipients get jobs, and fight crime and drugs, Secretary
Andrew Cuomo announced today.
CREATE JOBS AND
FIGHT CRIME AND DRUGS
HUD will review applications for the assistance and then
make awards to programs around the country.
"These programs are part of a Clinton Administration effort
to help growing numbers of Americans move from welfare and
dependence to jobs and self-sufficiency," Cuomo said. "They will
strengthen our economy, save taxpayers money, and give families
new opportunities to work and improve their lives."
HUD will award these funds:
$625 million to help homeless Americans find places to
live and become self-supporting. Besides providing homeless
people with emergency, transitional and permanent housing, the
federal assistance will fund programs such as job training, child
care, substance abuse treatment and mental health care. The aid
will be awarded under three programs that are part of HUD's
Continuum of Care strategy to combat homelessness.
$42 million under the Economic Development and Supportive
Services Program to help people move from welfare to work by
funding job and technical training, homeownership assistance,
educational services, child care, substance abuse counseling and
$20 million to fight crime in neighborhoods surrounding
HUD-assisted housing, under the Safe Neighborhood Grants Program.
The program focuses on crime-prevention measures by coordinating
local and federal law enforcement efforts, increasing security
measures and stepping up prosecution of criminal activity.
$20 million under the Tenant Opportunity Program for
welfare-to-work initiatives for public housing residents. The
program funds vocational training, computer instruction,
educational services and employment assistance in community
$20 million to help provide housing and support services
for low-income people with HIV/AIDS and their families, under the
Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids Program.
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