HUD Awards Almost $8M To Delaware Programs That Assist The Homeless

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Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) announced $7.8 million in grant awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to organizations in Delaware. The Continuum of Care, or CoC, competitively awarded grants will benefit 27 programs and groups that assist Delaware’s homeless population.

The HUD CoC grant funding is designed to support the commitment of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by displaced individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among folk experiencing homelessness.

“This funding will go a long way to helping the organizations on the front lines that work to lift Delawareans out of homelessness,” said Senator Carper. “But we must not rest here. It is crucial that we continue looking at the root causes of homelessness and poverty so that our neighbors can make permanent transitions to safe, affordable housing.”

“I have a deep appreciation for the work of homelessness service providers and the impact of federal investments in homelessness programs after having worked as a staff advocate for the Coalition for the Homeless,” said Senator Coons. “The 7.8 million in Continuum of Care grants awarded to 27 projects in Delaware will go towards providing temporary and permanent housing options and supportive services for homeless individuals and families, including unaccompanied youth and veterans. This funding is critical to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors.”

“Safe affordable housing should be available to all Delawareans,” said Representative Blunt Rochester. “Whether it is permanent, temporary, or transitional, we must strategically coordinate our efforts to reduce homelessness and provide needed services to those who are most vulnerable. I am grateful to HUD for providing this $7.8 million Continuum of Care grant to help protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

“In support of some of the most vulnerable residents of our state, we are grateful to the congressional delegation and to HUD for the Continuum of Care grants,” said Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a practicing family physician. “The community partners who receive these grants provide critical support to Delawareans who are homeless until we can transition them into permanent places to live. And on cold nights like the ones we’ve just experienced, we see just how important it is for everyone to have a safe and warm place to go.”

According to HUD’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, on a single night last year, roughly 568,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the country. Between 2018 and 2019, Delaware was the state with the most significant percentage decline (20%) in the number of homeless individuals.

A Continuum of Care is an organized group that is responsible for coordinating a full range of homelessness services in a geographic area, which may cover a city, county, metropolitan area, or an entire state. Housing Alliance Delaware is the CoC lead agency in Delaware.

Programs and groups:

Bethany House $52,972
Bethany House II $43,998
Centralized Intake Delaware $261,888
DE-500 CoC Planning Application FY2019 $240,534 CoC
Delaware HMIS $96,900
DV Specific Rapid Rehousing Second Year $149,364
Easy Access $510,391
Enterprise $315,893
Home-Life Management Center II $253,163
House of Joseph II $405,148
House of Joseph Residence $72,711
Judy’s House $190,346
Life Lines Housing Program $215,639
Mary Mother of Hope Permanent Housing $70,262
Nazareth Permanent Housing $165,888
New Century $1,327,016
New Hope 2 $976,267
Next Step $272,424
Next Step 2 $186,211
Next Step 3 $177,994
Next Step 4 $384,390
PH for 20 Consolidated $381,902
Positive Progress $300,915
Rapid Rehousing Consolidated $163,579
St. Francis Transitional Residence $204,225
Transition-Rapid Rehousing 2019 Renewal $200,012
YWCA Rapid Rehousing Project $205,646

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