INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated nearly $3 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants to support the homeless community and those at risk of becoming homeless due to hardships caused by COVID-19. Indiana is set to receive over $30 million.
The allocated funding can be used to:
- Make more emergency shelters available for homeless individuals and families.
- Operate emergency shelters by providing food, rent, security, maintenance, repair, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, furnishings and supplies necessary for their operation.
- Provide Hotel/Motel Vouchers for homeless families and individuals.
- Provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness including childcare, education services, employment assistance, outpatient health services, legal services, mental health services, substance abuse treatment services and transportation.
- Prevent individuals from becoming homeless and rapidly rehouse homeless individuals.
HUD grants across Indiana:
- Hammond – $649,003
- South Bend – $787,585
- Evansville – $941,088
- Gary – $1,093,079
- Fort Wayne – $1,157,870
- Indianapolis – $7,122,695
- Indiana nonentitlement – $18,411,073