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HUD awards $73 million to help end homelessness in MI

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 16:06:50-05

LANSING, Mich. — In an announcement from HUD on Thursday, the organization granted Michigan $73 million to help end the homelessness problem.

HUD, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan made the announcement alongside key community leaders in Michigan, including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The team has been working collaboratively to address homelessness in the state with a goal to help those experiencing homelessness in Mid-Michigan.

"If there's one person that's homeless, that's one too many," said Galvan. "But there are a number of homeless people and we are trying to reduce it and we have been reducing the number, especially nationwide, along a number of different states.. But it's so important that the people that live in Lansing that don't have a place to call home can find a place to call home."

HUD statistics show that about 65,000 residents in the state are homeless.

The department specifically targeted just over $2.7 million for the Lansing area.

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