On Wednesday HUD announced grants of more than $6.7 million to fund 51 local homeless assistance programs in South Carolina. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan said the grants form a critical foundation for the Obama Administration’s Open Doors strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
According to Ed Jennings, Jr. HUD Southeast Regional Administrator, this funding will enable nonprofit organizations and local governments to continue providing housing and services to homeless individuals and families throughout South Carolina to help end homelessness. He says the main focus for these grants is to get homeless individuals and families off the street into safe housing, and to give them the support needed to help them find affordable housing.
In addition to HUD’s annual grant awards, $1.5 billion was awarded nationwide through its new Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program made possible with stimulus money. To date, more than 750,000 persons have been assisted through HPRP.