US government awards $81.5M in grants for homeless services in Florida

Posted at 9:31 AM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 09:40:41-05

MIAMI (AP) -- The federal government has awarded $81.5 million in grants to homeless assistance programs in Florida.

The grants awarded this week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will go to 319 programs in Florida.

The funding is part of $1.95 billion in grants that HUD is giving to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs nationwide.

The largest grant in Florida was over $29.8 million awarded to the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

Palm Beach County will receive nearly $5 million and St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties will receive a combined $1.5 million.

In a statement, trust officials said the funding will help maintain and expand housing and services for homeless individuals and families, including military veterans.

HUD is gathering local data for a national survey of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. The findings are expected to be released next fall.

Below is the list of agencies that will receive funding in Palm Beach County:

  • Beacon Place CoCR $451,468
  • Beacon Place 2 CoCR $241,049
  • Bridges to Success CoCR $223,783
  • Connecting Youth to Opportunities CoC $245,809
  • FL 605-CoC Planning Application FY 2016 CoC $147,485
  • Flagler Project CoCR $404,426
  • New Avenues CoCR $793,830
  • Operation Home Ready CoCR $140,491
  • Operation Home Ready II CoCR $133,554
  • Project Family Care CoCR $297,992
  • Project Home III CoCR $148,336
  • Project Northside CoCR $86,923
  • Project SAFE II CoCR $219,425
  • Project Succeed CoCR $1,066,069
  • YWCA DV SAFEhouse Rapid Re-Housing CoCR $346,240