Inside INdiana Business

HUD announces more CARES Act funding

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