Nearly $3.16 billion in Continuum of Care program awards is being allocated to more 7,000 projects that provide housing assistance and/or supportive services to people experiencing homelessness across the country as well as for costs related to planning and data collection.

The total is the largest amount of annual Continuum of Care program funding ever awarded to communities to address homelessness and provides a critical expansion of resources at a time when rates of homelessness are rising in most communities, announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The awards include approximately $136 million for competitive and noncompetitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program 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.

“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.

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.

View a breakdown of the Continuums of Care and project awards on the HUD website.