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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding $43 million to 11 local communities in an effort to end youth homelessness. These communities include five rural areas, and the program supports a range of housing interventions such as rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and host homes.

HousingWire's Kelsey Ramírez writes:

“Young people who are victims of abuse, family conflict, or aging out of foster care are especially vulnerable to homelessness,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said. “We’re working with our local partners to support innovative new approaches to help young people find stable housing, break the cycle of homelessness and lead them on a path to self-sufficiency.”

The 11 selected communities will now work with partners including a youth action board and the local or state public child welfare agency. The communities have four months to develop and submit a coordinated community plan to HUD to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Here is how much HUD will be awarding each community:

San Diego, California: $7.94 million
Louisville, Kentucky: $3.45 million
Boston, Massachusetts: $4.92 million
NW Minnesota (Rural): $1.41 million
Nebraska (Rural): $3.28 million
Northern New Mexico (Rural): $3.37 million
Columbus, Ohio: $6.07 million
Nashville, Tennessee: $3.54 million
Vermont (Rural): $2 million
Washington (Rural): $4.63 million
Snohomish, Washington: $2.39 million

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