San Francisco Receives HUD Grant for Homeless Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is granting San Francisco more than $51 million to continue permanent supportive housing, quickly relocate people who fall into homelessness, and improve access to housing for survivors of domestic violence who are homeless

SAN FRANCISCO, California — London Mayor N. Breed today announced that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco a major $51 million grant to renew and expand essential services programs.

HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to support local programs ending homelessness for individuals, families, and transition-aged youth. The San Francisco grant will continue 59 ongoing projects and develop new housing services for victims of domestic violence.

“As we move forward on our historic plan to recover from homelessness, we must continue to work with our partners to meet people where they are and provide immediate shelter and housing for those experiencing homelessness,” said said Mayor Breed. “We know that the fight against homelessness cannot be solved by local governments alone. That’s why this federal investment is so essential. I want to thank HUD and its leaders for understanding the urgent needs of our homeless population. .”

The funding will support 59 renewal projects in San Francisco that include a mix of permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and transitional housing projects. Additionally, the CoC award will support Coordinated Entry projects to centralize the city’s diverse efforts to address homelessness. This includes $2.1 million in funding for the Coordinated Entry System to improve access to housing for youth and survivors of domestic violence.

“HUD’s Continuum of Care funding provides vital resources to a wide range of programs and projects that have been proven to end homelessness in our community,” said Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Homelessness. -shelter and housing with support services. “The investment of CoC funding in San Francisco is an endorsement of the successful work that our city and our nonprofit partners continue to engage in.”

CoC renewal prices for fiscal year 2022 include:

“On behalf of the board, we are very grateful for HUD’s support in completing our request for funding for these critical San Francisco projects,” said Del Seymour, co-chair of the local homeless coordinating council. “This funding will make a difference in the lives of so many people trying to get out of homelessness.”

Nationally, HUD has awarded nearly $2.6 billion for approximately 7,000 local housing and homeless services programs, including new projects and renewals across the United States.

This funding builds on Mayor Breed’s homelessness recovery plan by helping the city create more shelters and housing for homeless residents as San Francisco emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Mayor Breed’s plan, the city will expand the capacity of the homelessness response system and aims to make 6,000 placements available for people experiencing homelessness by expanding the city’s housing options.

Progress on Mayor Breed’s homelessness recovery plan can be viewed here:

This press release was produced by the office of the mayor of San Francisco. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.