Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today announced $17,834,762 in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 48 grants were awarded to Nevada organizations across the state as part of HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which provides communitywide support to ending homelessness.
“It’s unacceptable that Nevada has some of the highest rates of homelessness in the country. We are pleased to see these much-needed grants go to organizations that are doing the important work on the ground, from Winnemucca to Henderson, to end homelessness in our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this crisis, and we are committed to working in the new Congress to bring more resources to Nevada that addresses the housing crisis the Silver State faces today.”
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness, and persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The 48 grants were awarded to organizations based in Elko, Pahrump, Carson City, Winnemucca, Las Vegas, Fallon, Reno, Sacramento, Sparks, Boulder City, and Henderson. In 2019, the share of homeless population in Nevada was the eighth highest in the nation.