San Angelo will receive a nearly $200,000 grant in November to reduce homelessness

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San Angelo will receive a nearly $200,000 grant in November to reduce homelessness.

we Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued a statement after the City of San Angelo received a $193,950 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program to provide housing assistance and support services to individuals, families, minors and domestic violence offenders. Survivors experience homelessness.

A discarded sign sits under the Bryant Street Bridge on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

A discarded sign sits under the Bryant Street Bridge on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

“Homelessness in Texas is on the rise, and rising costs for everything from rent to utilities to groceries have made it difficult for these individuals to get back on their feet,” Senator Cornyn said in the statement. “This funding will give those on the front lines of this crisis in San Angelo the tools to help Texans secure permanent housing and achieve their long-term goals.”

This grant is a continuation of a HUD Rapid Care Rehousing Grant that the city applied for and received several years ago, in partnership with the San Angelo Housing Authority, said Bob Salas with the City of San Angelo.

These are funds that are renewed each year, and $193,950 is this year’s allotment effective November 1, 2024.

“The Rapid Rehousing Program helps homeless individuals and families obtain housing quickly, followed by case management to help these individuals navigate the different systems to obtain the services needed to begin independent living,” Salas said.

This article originally appeared in the San Angelo Standard-Times: San Angelo will receive a nearly $200,000 grant in November to reduce homelessness

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