Brown is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 23, 2022 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a total of $126,663,446 to communities across Ohio through its Continuum of Care (CoC) program. These awards will provide funding for housing and services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Ohio. To see a full list of organizations receiving funding in Ohio, please click HERE.
“For too many Ohioans of all ages, housing is too expensive and too hard to find, and is a barrier to health and opportunity. These funds will help provide critical housing and services for Ohioans experiencing homelessness,” said Brown “I will continue working to ensure that all Ohioans can find a safe, stable home they can afford.”
One of Brown’s priorities as chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee is pushing for continued investment in housing and communities across the country, to help bring down housing costs and grow communities. Brown championed the emergency assistance for renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness that was included in the December 2020 and American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief bills, and fought to ensure families and individuals could stay in their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
HUD’s CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by providing funding for permanent supportive housing and efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals; families; people fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; and young people while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness.