Durham care providers win $2.1 million HUD funding to help homeless

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Organizations that work with homeless people in the City of Durham have received more than $2.1 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The award is part of $40 million awarded to North Carolina communities for projects that provide housing and/or supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, as well as costs related to planning and data collection.

Funding will go to seven local organizations to support their efforts to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

They are:

  • Alliance Health, DASH 23 Program: $211,132
  • City of Durham, 2023 Planning Grant: $106,610
  • Families Moving Forward, renewal 2023: $222,931
  • Housing for New Hope, Inc., Andover Apartments: $77,561
  • Housing for New Hope, Inc., Rapid Rehousing I: $261,944
  • Housing for New Hope, Inc., Streets to Home I: $375,568
  • Housing for New Hope, Inc., Streets to Home II: $185,661
  • Housing for New Hope, Inc., Williams Square Apartments: $79,142
  • North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness, 2023 HMIS Renewal Durham: $55,752
  • The LGBTQ Center of Durham, Inc., Rapid Rehousing renewal 2023: $302,867
  • Urban Ministries of Durham, COC Fresh Start 2023: $244,991

Grants will help fund permanent supportive housing for homeless persons and families, short-term rental subsidies, and Durham’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is a common database of the confidential records of Durham’s homeless people.

“Continuum of Care funds are used to help house people, and that is vitally important,” said According to Community Development Director Reginald J. Johnson. “We appreciate all that is being done to shelter people who are homeless and all the community partnerships that are effectively ending homelessness for hundreds of people in Durham every year.”

 

As the Durham CoC’s lead agency, the City’s Community Development Department staffs the collaborative efforts to address homelessness in Durham County and facilitates the development of the community’s annual CoC grant application to HUD.

 

For a complete listing of the grants, visit HUD’s website. For more information about Durham’s Continuum of Care Program or to complete a Durham Continuum of Care membership application, visit the website or contact Senior Analyst Lloyd Schmeidler with the City’s Community Development Department at 919-560-4570, ext. 22267 or by email.

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