WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed made a big announcement at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Annual Awards Luncheon on Monday afternoon.
Senator Reed announced at the luncheon that the state would be investing more than $4.79 million in federal funding to support programs working to reduce homelessness in Rhode Island. The grant, called the federal Continuum of Care grant, will support 43 local housing assistance programs that help, among others, homeless veterans, the mentally ill and single men, women and children.
"Whether it is helping a homeless veteran who is struggling with PTSD or a family on the brink of becoming homeless, these grants provide critical assistance to those in need," said Sen. Reed.
The funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care Program.
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