By: VHFA

April 29, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country. The grants are $26 million more than last year’s, and, combined with renewal funding announced earlier this year, represent the most homelessness assistance ever awarded by HUD.

Vermont will receive $128,400 in "Shelter Plus Care" (S+C) funds.

The S+C program provides housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities and their families who are living on the streets and in emergency shelters.

S+C helps those with disabilities that most often include mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases.

Read more about the awards in HUD's press release.