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$12.9 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Hawaiʻi To Fight Homelessness

January 29, 2021, 11:17 AM HST
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US Sen. Mazie Hirono announced Hawaiʻi will receive $12.9 million in federal grants to combat homelessness.

Hawaiʻi will receive $12.9 million in federal grant funding for homeless service providers across the state through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program, Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaiʻi) announced.

“The coronavirus pandemic has made providing services to those experiencing homelessness more challenging and costly,” Sen. Hirono said. “This funding will provide vital support to organizations across Hawaiʻi as they work to slow the spread of coronavirus by providing housing and services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.” 

Hawaiʻi’s Continuum of Care programs play a critical role in distributing and coordinating federal resources to homeless service providers, and administering the state’s coordinated entry system, which provides leasing and rental assistance, rapid rehousing, transitional and permanent supportive housing. More information about the Hawaiʻi grants can be found here.

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