January 16, 2018

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Announce Federal Grants to New Hampshire Homeless Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire recipients of $7.2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Program awards, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program designed to help state and local governments and organizations reduce homelessness. The full list of New Hampshire recipients can be read here.

“I’m very pleased that there’s been an overall increase in funding through this program to prevent homelessness in New Hampshire,” said Senator Shaheen. “These organizations are doing tremendous work to provide housing to those who need it most. Recent bitterly cold weather further underscores the importance that all Granite Staters have a roof over their head. And as New Hampshire battles the opioid epidemic, I so appreciate the resources these organizations are providing to help those with substance use disorders. Sufficient and adequate housing for those with substance use disorders continues to be a significant challenge and the federal government should do more to provide assistance to states like New Hampshire that are hardest-hit by this crisis.”

“Ending homelessness is essential to ensure that all people have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives,” Senator Hassan said. “Our communities are strongest when we look out for each other and support those in need, and I am deeply grateful for the efforts of those on the state and local level in addressing homelessness. Many of the organizations that have received these Continuum of Care Competition awards also do critical work to care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, and this funding represents a positive step in our efforts to support Granite Staters who are committed to getting families off of the streets.”

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