Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S.
“Young people who are victims of abuse, family conflict, or aging out of foster care are especially vulnerable to homelessness,” stated HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “We’re working with our local partners to support innovative new approaches to help young people find stable housing, break the cycle of homelessness and lead them on a path to self-sufficiency.”
The funding will support programs that include rehousing, supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes efforts through The Community Shelter Board.
“No young person in our community should be living without stable and supportive housing,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “We are grateful for funding that will help end homelessness for some of our most vulnerable residents.”
Other cities and municipalities to receive funding include San Diego, Louisville, Boston, NW Minnesota, Rural Nebraska, Northern New Mexico, Nashville, Rural Vermont, Rural Washington and Snohomish, Washington.
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