Grant Funding Available for Programs to Help Unsheltered Homeless

Local organizations working with the homeless, and those providing services that may help those living on the streets, are encouraged to attend an online workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, to learn about additional federal funding that might be available to them.

Almost $15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are available for programs and projects that will reduce unsheltered homelessness in Clark County by connecting individuals and families with health care, housing, and other resources. Non-profit, faith-based and other community-oriented organizations may apply for the funding. Applications are due by 8 a.m. Aug. 31.

More information about the grant and the online workshop, and a link to the application is available at Potential applicants may email questions to Emails should use the subject line “Special NOFO.”

On any given night about 5,600 individuals are homeless in Clark County, and about half of them are unsheltered homeless who are sleeping on the streets or in a vehicle.

During the past two years, Clark County has taken many steps to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Southern Nevada. Those actions have included providing temporary housing to more than 9,000 homeless individuals and families, allocating more than $300 million for rent, mortgage and utility assistance for more than 60,000 local households, and setting aside $140 million to support affordable housing developments that will create permanent housing solutions for residents of all income levels.