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More Than $4 Million in HUD Grants Awarded to Arkansas

More Than $4 Million in HUD Grants Awarded to Arkansas

Homeless assistance programs in the state will receive roughly $109 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care grant program, the federal agency announced Thursday.

Housing for homeless people in San Francisco got a boost Thursday when the federal government announced it is giving the city $9 million more than it did previous year as part of its annual funding for homeless programs around the nation.

But others familiar with the program said the authority was not equipped to work with homeless people who also need support services beyond housing.

"Our local partners are to be commended for their commitment and ongoing efforts to address homelessness, said Denise Cleveland-Leggett, HUD Southeast Regional Administrator".

HUD officials won't return the forfeited money to Syracuse, but on Thursday the federal agency said it approved a new $680,000 grant to continue the Shelter Plus Care program this year.

Three people killed as Storm Eleanor batters western Europe
The Environment Agency has warned that the combination of strong winds and high tides could cause some coastal flooding in the UK. Roughly 3,000 homes in Northern Ireland are without power, but 20,000 homes which lost power have had it restored.

Last month, HUD reported that homelessness crept up in the United States, with an annual homeless assessment report showing 553,742 people without a home in 2017.

Secretary Carson added that working to house the homeless is both the "human thing to do" and "good public policy".

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has given 49 Nevada organizations almost $16 million for homeless assistance. The number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 76 percent since 2016 and 95 percent since 2010.

According to HUD Florida has an estimated homeless population of a little over 32,000 people which is down about 4 percent from 2016 numbers. In addition, veteran homelessness increased by 1.5 percent, chronic homelessness increased by 12.2 percent and family homelessness declined by 5.4 percent.


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