Dr. Carson and Trump administration take major step to help the homeless in U.S.

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Well, what do you know, the United States of America is actually going to use some of its tax money to take care of her own people. That’s a pleasant change!

I really wish President Trump would have tweeted this story because it shows how the administration is taking big steps to make America great again. Kudos to Dr. Ben Carson for spearheading this development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

It is your job, as a DML reader, to ensure this story is told. Let’s be thrilled that $2B is being spent on Americans and not being given away to some foreign nation that burns our flag or votes against us at the United Nations. Please share this on Facebook and all your social media outlets.

Here is the official story and press release from HUD detailing the project:

HUD MAKES $2 BILLION AVAILABLE TO LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

Funding notice encourages local applicants to use Housing First approach.

WASHINGTON – In an effort to prevent and effectively end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance ProgramHUD’s funding notice continues to encourage local applicants to use a Housing First approach to help individuals and families move quickly into permanent housing.  Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

HUD’s Continuum of Care homeless assistance grants support a wide variety of local programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for individuals, including, veterans, youth, families, and persons experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness.

“We know these grants can make a huge difference in ending homelessness,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD continues to forge deep relationships with our local partners to invest in proven programs that are working to reduce the scale of homelessness in their communities.”

HUD continues to place a major emphasis on ending homelessness for all persons experiencing homelessness, creating a systematic response to homelessness and improving how resources are used to end homelessness. These priorities will make it much more competitive and increase incentives for communities to improve their performance. As part of these priorities, HUD is continuing incentives to adopt best practices for rapid-rehousing and Housing First, an approach that has proven effective in helping communities to make progress on their goal of ending homelessness.

Additionally, HUD is encouraging communities to end veteran, chronic, family, and youth homelessness and to use their data to strategically target their available resources to end homelessness. Finally, to help communities reach these goals, there is greater flexibility provided to create a variety of new projects that will allow recipients to serve different populations of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as to support increased data collection and analysis.

HUD requires prospective grantees to submit applications electronically at www.grants.gov. Any changes to HUD-published funding notices will be made available to the public through a Federal Register publication and published on this government-wide portal. Applicants are urged to sign up for Grants.gov’s notification service to receive periodic updates or changes to these grant offerings.  The application deadline is September 28, 2017.

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