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Programs to combat homelessness in Pennsylvania to receive $108 million in federal grants

Michael DiVittorio
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The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $108 million in Continuum of Care Program grants to support local homeless programs in Pennsylvania, officials announced Friday.

“Local communities in Pennsylvania are on the front lines, working day in and day out to reduce homelessness,” said Joe DeFelice, regional administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “I’m pleased we can bolster their efforts by renewing support to 438 existing programs and funding 44 new, promising projects.”

Programs in Allegheny County to receive some of the funds include A Step Forward (about $180,000), A River to Home (about $520,00), Domestic Violence Unified Project (nearly $760,000) and Flex 50 Families (about $650,000).

HUD grants support a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

It serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs each year.

A complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding is available at bit.ly/2TFIXnA .

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.