Houston gets HUD grant to house the homeless

Since we’ve been talking about homelessness recently, I thought I’d take note of this.

Houston-area homeless programs will receive nearly $2.8 million in federal funding as part of an Obama administration plan to confront homelessness.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday announced that more than $200 million will be allocated to some 700 new homeless programs nationwide.


Three Houston organizations were chosen to receive the funds; $1.4 million will go to Houston Area Community Services, $1 million will go to the Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command, and $395,000 will go to Fort Bend Women’s Center.

To receive funding, organizations had to apply through the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County and needed to meet two requirements.

“The purpose of the program has to be in offering permanent housing,” said Pamela Wyatt, a director at the coalition.

The state of Texas got a total of $10.5 million in grants. What I can’t tell from the story is whether this is something new, or if it’s a continuation of grants that have been received in the past. Whatever the case, I wish these organizations well in their work. If you want to help, click one of these links:

Houston Area Community ServicesDonate

Salvation Army Greater Houston Area CommandDonate

Fort Bend Women’s CenterDonate

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One Response to Houston gets HUD grant to house the homeless

  1. Vita Goodell says:

    The Fort Bend County Women’s Center is thrilled to be a recipient of this grant from HUD. Our program helps survivors of domestic violence and their children to become safe and self-sufficient. Thank you for your support in letting the community know about this effort.

    Vita Goodell
    Executive Director

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