Virginia awarded over $23 million to promote ending homelessness

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 12:43:20-05

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

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

“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.