WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) announced grant awards totalling $8,249,505 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to organizations in Delaware. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition awarded grants to 30 programs and organizations that assist Delaware’s homeless population.

The CoC Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

“HUD's Annual Homeless Assessment Report found that more than 550,000 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018,” said Sen. Coons. “That’s why we must do more to provide safe, temporary and permanent housing options and supportive services for homeless individuals and families, and prevent others on the edge from slipping into homelessness. I’m thankful to HUD for their investment of over eight million dollars here in Delaware in Continuum of Care grants. These renewal of funds and additional funds are critical in the support Delaware’s most vulnerable citizens.”

“The many organizations in Delaware that work with our homeless population are receiving the support they need from the federal level to continue helping our brothers and sisters in need,” said Senator Carper. “I am proud that this money will also go toward focusing on the root causes of homelessness, and addressing those issues to help lift these folks permanently out of homelessness.”

To view a list of award recipients, click here