Kansas receives $7.5 million to fund homeless programs

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WASHINGTON (WIBW) -- Kansas received over $7.5 million in federal funding for homeless programs.

“The funding announced today is critical to providing more resources to individuals and families to avoid homelessness in Kansas,” Regional Administrator Jason Mohr said.

Ben Carson, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, announced nearly $2.2 billion in 'Continuum of Care' grants to support homeless assistance programs all over the country. The program is supporting over 6,500 programs nationally with its grants. $7.5 million of that funding is going towards funding 40 projects in Kansas.

“A safe, affordable place to call home is key when creating a path toward opportunity and self-sufficiency,” Carson said. “The grants awarded today help our partners on the ground to reduce homelessness in their communities and help our most vulnerable neighbors.”

HUD's Continuum of Care is designed to assist people and families experiencing homelessness. You can see the full list of awards here.