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$3.4M To Help End Youth Homelessness In N.H.

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge
U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

HUD announced millions of dollars in funding to combat youth homelessness.

New Hampshire is getting more than $3.4 million in federal grants to work on ending youth homelessness.

The funding is part of $142 million being awarded nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The department's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program will support a wide range of housing programs, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

Communities getting help from the grant will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness.

Even before the pandemic, rates of homelessness were climbing in the U.S., according to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Listen to more of what Secretary Fudge had to say earlier this year, after the signing of the American Rescue Plan:

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