Memphis and Shelby County Receives $7million to Fight Homelessness

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About $7 million has been granted by federals to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. Congressman Steve Cohen announced the amount of Federal Grants.

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program declared the funding that comes in the form of 34 federal grants.

The Department provides funding to help non-profits, state and local governments to find shelter for homeless individuals and their families that will help them minimize the trauma.

This provision aims to promote independence and self-sufficiency among homeless individuals. According to the Cohen’s office approximately  $6,909,905 will go toward helping local community organizations reduce homelessness in the county.

Congressmen Cohen said in a written statement, “This significant infusion of federal funding will help our communities and local organizations work together to reduce the trauma of homelessness in Memphis and improve the livelihood of individuals and families who are always at risk of falling through the cracks”

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