09 May U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fully Funds All Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless Programs for 2022
SAVANNAH, GA (April 8th, 2023) – Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless announces the approved funding of over $3.5M from the FY 2022 annual Continuum of Care Competition held by the Department of Housing and Urban Development at the end of 2022. Funds will be applied to programming needs throughout 2023. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.76 billion in FY 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) competition that awards to homeless housing and service programs across the country, including the $3.5M awarded to CSAH CoC programs.
Jennifer Darsey DuLong, Executive Director for CSAH, stated “As our community makes addressing affordable housing and homelessness priorities, GA-507, (Savannah, Chatham County) has been awarded $3,563,992 to assist in these efforts. All CoC program renewal applications submitted in the FY 2022 competition were fully funded. This is a testament to our homeless service providers’ extraordinary efforts and dedication as they work to support our community members experiencing homelessness.”
The CoC grants provide funding for efforts of nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness and provide support while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. The funded projects include City 54, Eagles Landing, EOA Tom D. Austin House, Union Mission, and more efforts that are crucial in supporting those experiencing homelessness in Chatham County.
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition occurs annually. Each Fiscal Year (FY) Competition process begins with the Registration of CoCs, followed by the CoC’s review of grant-specific inventory review and the release of the CoC Program NOFO.
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Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) is leading the development of sustainable community practices to reduce homelessness in Chatham County and Savannah. CSAH is the lead agency (collaborative applicant) to HUD for the Interagency Council on Homelessness/Continuum of Care. In addition to data collection and coordinated entry services for the entire region, CSAH provides effective street outreach, case management, and permanent supportive housing, and develops low-barrier housing for people experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.homelessauthority.org.
For more information contact: Jennifer Darsey Dulong, Executive Director www.homelessauthority.org or firstname.lastname@example.org