Mayor Marty Walsh announced today that Boston has received an additional $1.2 million in federal funding to provide housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families as part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Continuum Care program.
According to a press release from the mayor’s office, this award is in addition to the $140 million in grants the HUD Contiuum Care program awarded yesterday to roughly 900 homeless assistance programs across the country.
“My administration is committed to ending chronic homelessness in Boston, and this funding will enable us to provide critical, additional services to this population,’’ Mayor Walsh said. “I want to thank the HUD for providing us with these sorely needed and very much appreciated resources.’’
The award also includes funding for a new “permanent supportive housing project’’ managed by the Pine Street Inn, located on Harrison Avenue, which currently provides housing for 11 homeless individuals.
Additionally, the award includes a planning grant to help the city coordinate continuing services and housing for the homeless.
Yesterday’s grant announcement was the second phase of a homeless relief program that has already granted $23 million to homelessness programs in Boston.