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Nearly $4 million awarded to Baltimore to help end youth homelessness

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 19:23:53-04

BALTIMORE — Nearly $4 million has been awarded to Baltimore to help end youth homelessness.

The money was given to the city from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will fund a wide range of housing programs, all part of the youth homelessness demonstration program.

“Homelessness is no way to start out in life for young people reaching adulthood,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Today we make another critical investment in the futures of our young people, sparing them a life on the streets or in our shelters and placing them on a path to self-sufficiency.”

HUD awarded $75 million to 23 communities across the United States. Recipients will use this funding to support a variety of housing options for young people under the age of 25 and who are experiencing homelessness.

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems to quickly connect young people with other services and systems of care.