U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $190 million in new grants to assist hundreds of local homeless assistance programs across the country. The funding will provide support to 550 local projects that will offer critically needed housing and support services to nearly 20,000 homeless individuals and families over the extended lifetime of these grants.  See the HUD press release here.

The Springfield CoC received three new grants:

  • Martin Luther King Family Services, $274,276, Permanent Supportive Housing for 8 families (2 year grant, renewable)
  • River Valley Counseling Center, $304,920, Permanent Supportive Housing for 7 individuals with HIV/AIDS (5 year grant, renewable)
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Permanent Supportive Housing for 8 individuals, of which 4 will have been chronically homeless (2 year grant, renewable)

The Berkshire CoC received one new grant:

  • Construct, Inc/Project REACH, Great Barrington, $47,943

These grants will increase our stock of permanent supportive housing, one of our major strategies for reducing homelessness.  Good news for our Network!

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