Grants available for homeless relief programs

Local organizations working with the homeless and those providing services that can help people living on the streets are encouraged to attend an online workshop from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, August 8, to learn more about funding additional federal that may be available to them. .

Nearly $15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are available for programs and projects that will reduce homelessness in Clark County by connecting individuals and families to health care, housing and other resources. Non-profit, faith-based, and other community-based organizations can apply for funding. Applications must be submitted by 8 a.m. on August 31.

More information about the grant and the online workshop, as well as a link to the application is available at https://helphopehome.org/funding-opportunities/. Prospective applicants may email questions to [email protected] Emails should use the subject line “Special NOFO”.

Every night, about 5,600 people are homeless in Clark County, and about half of them are homeless homeless people sleeping on the streets or in a vehicle.

Over the past two years, Clark County has taken many steps to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Southern Nevada. These actions have included providing temporary housing to more than 9,000 homeless individuals and families, allocating more than $300 million for rent, mortgage and utility assistance for more than 60 000 local households, and setting aside $140 million to support affordable housing developments that will create permanent housing. solutions for residents of all income levels.

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