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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Cartwright Announces More Than $8Million in HUD Funds to Address Homelessness

Jan 11, 2018
Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $8,174,363 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations working to address homelessness.

The CoC program is part of a strategic plan to solve homelessness for veterans, adults, families, youth, and children. The program provides federal funding to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in an effort to rehouse homeless individuals, increase access to mainstream programs for the homeless, and promote self-sufficiency.

I am a strong advocate for federal funds that prevent people from experiencing homelessness and provide tools to achieve financial independence,said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “Every American deserves a safe, stable place to live. I am glad that the recipients of these funds will continue to provide invaluable housing services to vulnerable Pennsylvanians in our local communities.”

The program funds will be disbursed to member agencies of Eastern PA CoC, Wilkes-Barre/Luzerne CoC, and Scranton/Lackawanna CoC.  CoC grants will provide critically needed support to these local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness in their communities.