Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Facebook: $10.5 Million Announced to Combat Hawaii Homelessness

March 3, 2016
Press Release

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentannounced $10.5 million for the State of #Hawaii to combat homelessness through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

“Hawaiʻi continues to have the highest per capita rate of homelessness in the country, and it is critical for public and private stakeholders to collaborate and address this homelessness emergency together to ensure resources are being utilized effectively and efficiently. This funding will support the network of service providers in Hawaiʻi’s Continuum of Care, which includes public and private entities, community advocates, public health officials, education experts, affordable housing developers, law enforcement officers, and other key partners—to help house those who are house-less, and make sure they get the immediate relief and long-term support they need.” -TG

In Hawaii and across the country, the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program promotes communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promotes access to and effects utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. In Hawai‘i, the CoC is represented by Partners in Care on #Oahu and Bridging the Gap on #Maui#Kauai and Hawai‘i Island.

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