MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Congressman Steve Cohen announced that he received nearly $7 million in federal grants to help end homelessness in Memphis.
The funding, which is in the form of 34 federal grants, comes from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care program.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care program provides funding to help non-profits, state, and local governments find shelter for homeless individuals and their families while minimizing trauma. The program aims to promote independence and self-sufficiency among homeless individuals and families.
The money, totaling $6,909,905, will go toward helping local community organizations reduce homelessness in Memphis, according to Cohen's office.
"This significant infusion of federal funding will help our communities and our local organizations work together to reduce homelessness in Memphis and improve the lives of individuals and families who are at risk of falling through the cracks," said Congressman Cohen in a written statement.