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March 17, 2022 | 3,273 total views

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Christopher Yee, cyee@lahsa.org 

 

HUD Awards $155 million to Address Homelessness in Los Angeles 

Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2022)—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $155 million for FY 2021 renewal and new projects to the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC). This amount represents an increase of $5 million over HUD’s allocation to the LA CoC in FY 2020. This increase includes an adjustment for Fair Market Rent for existing programs. Click here, then scroll to CA-600 - Los Angeles City & County CoC, for the list of awards. 

“We are grateful to HUD and its Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs for renewing assistance for local rehousing programs. These funds are critical to our efforts to increase the speed and volume of exits from interim to permanent housing throughout our system,” said Heidi Marston, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. “We also thank HUD for providing additional funding to support our efforts to help domestic violence survivors end their homelessness.”  

The LA CoC includes all cities in Los Angeles County, with the exceptions of Glendale, Long Beach, and Pasadena. Each year, HUD announces a competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CoC program nationally. As the LA CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, LAHSA typically prepares and submits the funding application on behalf of the LA CoC. 

HUD’s announcement includes renewal funding for existing projects and new funding for the LA CoC. 

LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.  

For more information visit www.lahsa.org

 

View the HUD Press Release 

For reference, HUD Press Release
HUD ANNOUNCES $2.6 BILLION IN AWARDS TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS 
The awards include approximately 7,000 renewed and new grants that will promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. 

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced over $2.6 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards for roughly 7,000 local homeless housing and service programs across the United States. The awards, announced by Secretary Marcia L. Fudge in Houston, Texas, will provide funding to communities to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing with access to supportive services, with the overarching goal of long-term stability. 

“Access to stable housing is a basic necessity – the safety of a home is essential, especially as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “These Continuum of Care program grants, coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, will deliver communities the resources needed to ensure that every person in a respective community has the equitable opportunity to a safe and stable home.” 

The CoC program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program is the largest source of federal grant funding for homeless services and housing programs servicing people experiencing homelessness. The 2021 awards include approximately $102 million for new domestic violence support projects. The awards also fund new projects that focus on adding permanent housing to communities including new permanent supportive housing, new rapid rehousing, and projects that provide transitional housing to households and then shift them to rapid rehousing. 

On August 18, 2021, HUD issued the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2021 CoC competition awards. The NOFO was the first CoC Program NOFO of the Biden-Harris Administration and reflects the Administration’s commitment to equity and evidence-based solutions to address homelessness. Additionally, for the first time, the NOFO invited Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing entities (TDHE) to apply for grants through the CoC program. Specifically, HUD sought projects that: 

  • End homelessness for all persons experiencing homelessness; 

  • Use a Housing First approach; 

  • Reduce unsheltered homelessness and reduce the criminalization of homelessness; 

  • Improve system performance; 

  • Partner with housing and health agencies, including to leverage and coordinate American Rescue Plan resources; 

  • Advance racial equity and addressing racial disparities in homelessness; and 

  • Engage people with lived experience of homelessness in decision-making. 

View a breakdown of the awards on the HUD website. 

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