HUD awards over $1.3 million to fight homelessness on the lower shore

SALISBURY, Md. –  Nearly $1.4 million is going towards helping end homelessness here on the shore. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or HUD recently awarded $53 million dollars in grants to support local homeless programs in Maryland.

Programs like Salisbury’s Housing first initiative that places chronic homeless people into homes.

It’s money that will ensure programs like that and other organizations dedicated to helping those who are homeless get the resources they need to continue their care.

“Every penny we get offsets a penny that we would otherwise have to put in from our local copters so its a tremendous help to have any sort of funding assistance from the state or the federal government,” explains Salisbury Mayor Jake Day.

Nearly $40,000 is going to Salisbury’s housing first initiative, the other grant money is being spread throughout Worcester and Somerset counties to similar programs.

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