Biden-Harris Administration Awards $3.16 Billion in Homelessness Assistance to Communities Nationwide, including $9.5 Million to Kansas

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Grant awards to over 7,000 projects nationwide represent the largest amount of annual federal funding provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Continuum of Care program in history, expanding housing and services projects for people experiencing homelessness, including survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

The expansion of Continuum of Care funding in Kansas will be used to contract with the Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition to administer the state’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), previously funded through the state’s  Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). This assistance will free up more ESG dollars for statewide service providers to better assist those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The funds will also fund licenses to allow additional agencies to contribute data to the HMIS.  


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $3.16 billion in Continuum of Care program awards for over 7,000 projects that provide housing assistance and/or supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, as well as costs related to planning and data collection. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge made the announcement today with the Chatham-Savannah Interagency Council on Homelessness in Savannah, Georgia. The Chatham-Savannah Continuum of Care was awarded $4,104,782.

“Now, more than ever, we are doing all we can to get people off the street and into permanent homes with access to services. That is why we are making sure the service providers on the frontlines of this crisis have the resources they need,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “At HUD, we have served or permanently housed 1.2 million people experiencing homelessness in the last three years alone, building on President Biden’s efforts to keep Americans housed. The historic awards we are announcing today will expand community capacity to assist more people in obtaining the safety and stability of a home, along with the supports they need to achieve their life goals.”

HUD’s Continuum of Care program is the backbone federal program supporting community homelessness response systems across the country, providing grants to nonprofit providers, States, Indian Tribes, and local governments for permanent and short-term housing assistance, supportive services, planning, data, and other costs. The $3.16 billion announced today represents the largest-ever amount of Continuum of Care program funding awarded to communities to address homelessness in history and provides a critical expansion of resources at a time when rates of homelessness are rising in most communities. Included in the $3.16 billion of total awards, approximately $136 million was made available for competitive and non-competitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) renewal and replacement grants. The 2023 awards also include approximately $57 million for new projects that will support housing and service needs for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

When HUD announced the availability of these grants, the agency encouraged communities to use proven solutions to address homelessness, such as approaches that first connect people to housing, often with supportive services, rather than requiring people experiencing homelessness to first complete a treatment program or achieve sobriety as a condition to accessing housing. HUD also expanded the Continuum of Care program’s eligible activities to support protections available through the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 and to address the unique challenges Continuums of Care face when serving people experiencing homelessness in rural areas. The new eligible activities will allow for greater support for underserved populations.

Successful applicants demonstrated their community wide commitment to ending homelessness by highlighting local partnerships with health agencies, mainstream housing agencies, and others. Many communities are particularly focused on reducing unsheltered homelessness through a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach.

Since Day One, the Biden-Harris Administration has been tackling the nation’s homelessness crisis with the urgency it requires, prioritizing new resources and programs to help communities quickly reconnect people experiencing homelessness to housing. Homelessness has risen each year since 2016, with the exception of between 2020 and 2022, when the Biden-Harris Administration’s pandemic-era protections and programs such as the scaling of additional Emergency Rental Assistance, and implementation of the enhanced Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit prevented evictions and kept homelessness flat. The Administration has also partnered with state and local leaders across the country to support their efforts. These investments are in addition to sweeping new efforts taken by President Biden to increase housing supply, lower costs, and protect renters, including through the first-ever Housing Supply Action Plan and Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights.

The Biden-Harris Administration continues its efforts to not only stop but reverse the post-2016 rise in homelessness, as stated in All In, The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, which the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released in December 2022. President Biden’s FY2024 Budget calls for Congress to take further action to address homelessness and keep Americans in their homes, such as commonsense investments to lower rental costs and guaranteed vouchers for low-income veterans and youth aging out of foster care, who are typically at higher risk of becoming homeless.

HUD remains committed to policy priorities of ending homelessness for all persons, placing emphasis on racial equity and anti-discrimination policies for LGTBQ+ individuals, engaging persons with lived experiences of homelessness in decision-making, and increasing the supply of affordable housing.

Below is a chart of awards per state. View a breakdown of the Continuums of Care and project awards on the HUD website.

FY2023 Continuum of Care Program Grants

Alabama $19,580,755
Alaska $6,409,777
Arizona $65,703,841
Arkansas $4,172,821
California $601,364,006
Colorado $39,835,760
Connecticut $81,888,225
Delaware $10,095,512
District of Columbia $29,711,325
Florida $133,832,958
Georgia $58,200,367
Guam $1,443,311
Hawaii $18,726,450
Idaho $5,954,318
Illinois $158,201,788
Indiana $34,356,658
Iowa $14,055,353
Kansas $9,577,831
Kentucky $34,759,934
Louisiana $75,666,230
Maine $20,850,852
Maryland $68,928,914
Massachusetts $124,913,344
Michigan $98,368,482
Minnesota $43,510,043
Mississippi $7,786,356
Missouri $47,682,351
Montana $5,501,085
Nebraska $15,957,303
Nevada $21,760,709
New Hampshire $12,838,362
New Jersey $59,223,277
New Mexico $16,273,415
New York $303,078,527
North Carolina $39,868,221
North Dakota $3,423,089
Ohio $153,510,589
Oklahoma $14,036,516
Oregon $60,295,011
Pennsylvania $147,967,483
Puerto Rico $27,436,952
Rhode Island $15,726,763
South Carolina $14,651,136
South Dakota $3,384,448
Tennessee $35,857,296
Texas $161,929,269
Utah $15,283,338
Vermont $6,837,769
Virgin Islands $197,737
Virginia $38,545,915
Washington $110,731,811
West Virginia $12,368,832
Wisconsin $43,941,442
Wyoming $1,059,135
Total $3,157,262,992


Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is a self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the state’s housing finance agency (HFA), administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.


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