WACO (March 14, 2013)--Waco was among 11 cities in the state to receive a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development to support homeless housing and service programs.
A total of $65,942,897 was awarded to programs across the state with Waco receiving $733,490 of it.
Some of the programs to benefit from the grant are the Shelter Plus Care program, the Hope House and the Heart of Texas HMIS.
Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Victoria will also receive funding to combat homelessness.
HUD’s Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local projects to meet the needs of their homeless clients, a HUD spokesperson said.
The FY 2012 funds are not impacted by the automatic budget cuts under sequestration that began March 1, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said.