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Hawai’i to Receive $11.62 Million from U.S. HUD

January 27, 2015, 10:13 AM HST
* Updated January 27, 10:15 AM
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Hawai’i will receive 45 Continuum of Care awards from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to an announcement made by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz Monday.

In total, the CoC awards amount to $11.62 million. HUD’s CoC program aims at promoting community-wide efforts to fight against homelessness. The program attempts to combat the issue through government funding to nonprofit organizations, in addition to state and local governments that administer programs to assist in re-housing homeless individuals and families, while at the same time, offering access to programs and resources that can help those who are homeless regain self-sufficiency.

“A safe place to sleep at night is a basic necessity that no one should go without,” said Senator Schatz. “These funds will help our state, local, and nonprofit agencies who know Hawai’i best make sure that homeless individuals and families have the help they need to get back on their feet and find a place to live.”

Among the organizations that will receive funding on the Big Island are the Hawai’i Department of Human Service’s Hawai’i Island Home for Recovery project ($36,347) and the Hawai’i Island Home for Recovery Permanent Supportive Housing project ($121,766).

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