HUD is Awarding $315 Million in First Rural Investment

On February 2, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced 46 communities that will receive grants and vouchers to help people experiencing homelessness in rural areas.  With this funding, the awarded communities will develop an approach that involves coordination with healthcare providers, housing agencies, and people with lived experience.  It is the first time the federal agency has targeted the issue in rural areas. It is also the first push of a broader Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, launched in December 2022, that aims to reduce all homelessness by 25 percent by 2025.