By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County is getting a cash injection to help fight homelessness.
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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $23 million Continuum of Care grant to the county’s Department of Human Services.
This is an increase of $1 million from a previous award.
“HUD funding is critical to supporting our most vulnerable residents who are in vulnerable housing situations,” Fitzgerald said. “We are grateful for this funding which, combined with our rare Single Funding Agency designation, allows us to better control how the money is spent. That means helping more people find the housing they need.”
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The funding will help 43 projects in 20 different agencies that provide housing to families and individuals affected by homelessness throughout Allegheny County.
DHS will manage funds for the agencies, providing oversight and support that will help develop effective policies.
“Allegheny County has built a strong continuum of outreach, assessment and housing services to support people affected by homelessness, and we are grateful to HUD for this grant,” said DHS Director Erin Dalton.
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You can view the full list of projects at this link.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/30/allegheny-county-hud-grant/ Allegheny County Receives $23 Million HUD Grant to Fight Homelessness – CBS Pittsburgh