The final version of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several funding items concerning homelessness funding

The final version of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed by President Biden on December 29, includes several items concerning homelessness funding beginning on page 700 under Homeless Assistance Grants:

  • $3,154,000,000 shall be available for the Continuum of Care program which will provide incentives to create projects that coordinate with housing providers and healthcare organizations to provide permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing services (note: Last year the amount was approximately $2.8 million);
  • $52,000,000 shall be for grants for new rapid re-housing projects and supportive service projects providing coordinated entry, and for eligible activities that the Secretary determines to be critical in order to assist survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
  • $107,000,000 shall be available to implement projects to demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth, age 24 and under, in up to 25 communities with a priority for communities with substantial rural populations
    in up to eight locations, can dramatically reduce youth homelessness;
  • $75,000,000 shall be available for one-time awards under the Continuum of Care program for new construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of new permanent supportive housing, of which not more than 20 percent of such awards
    may be used for other Continuum of Care eligible activities associated with such projects and not more than 10 percent of such awards may be used for project administration; Provided further, That the grants for ongoing costs associated
    with such projects shall be eligible for renewal under the Continuum of Care program subject to the same terms and conditions as other renewal applicants; and
  • $7,000,000 shall be available for the national homeless data analysis project (note: Last year $12.3 million was available).

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