This article was written by Catherine Davies-Nelson, a student in the UST MS degree in Real Estate.
Over 20 million awarded to Homeless Programs in Minnesota for 2012
Minnesota homeless programs were awarded nearly 21.5 million dollars by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to renew funding across the 163 homeless programs operating in Minnesota. Secretary Shaun Donovan, said the grants awarded “will literally keep the doors of our shelters open and will help those on the front lines of ending homelessness do what they do best. It’s incredible that as we work to recover from the greatest economic decline since the Great Depression, the total number of homeless Americans is declining, in large part because of these funds.”
Ending homelessness has been set as a top priority both nationally and locally. The Obama Administration’s plan Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, set the goal of ending chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans by 2015, and ending homelessness among families, youth, and children by 2020. (more…)