March 08, 2016

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $23 Million To Combat Homelessness In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that over $23 million will be awarded to promote ending homelessness in Virginia though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

“I’m very pleased Virginia will receive this funding to combat homelessness in the Commonwealth,” Sen. Warner said. “This funding will help individuals and families return to self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.”

“We must stay vigilant in the fight to end homelessness, and today’s federal funding will aid the efforts of many organizations across Virginia who are on the front lines providing help and shelter to those most in need,” said Kaine.

A total of $23,471,202 has been awarded to state and local entities and non-profit organizations in the following localities and the surrounding areas through HUD’s CoC Program:

  • Northern Virginia will receive $9,908,859;
  • Hampton Roads will receive $6,423,287;
  • Richmond will receive $5,088,482;
  • Roanoke will receive $749,718;
  • The Shenandoah Valley will receive $367,876;
  • Charlottesville will receive $298,090;
  • Lynchburg will receive $293,363;
  • Fredericksburg will receive $218,909;
  • Southwest Virginia will receive $122,618

The CoC Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by non-profit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families to minimize the trauma and dislocation; promote access to and utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. More information on today’s grant awards is available here.