Arkansas homeless programs to receive federal grants

Arkansas homeless programs to receive federal grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will provide more than $4 million in grants to 25 programs that support the homeless in Arkansas.

The Continuum of Care grants announced Tuesday are to be used to provide house and support services to individuals and families who are homeless.

Nationwide, local homeless agencies called "Continuums of Care" have recently organized volunteers to help count the number of persons found in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and living unsheltered on the streets.

Continuums of Care will report these one-night point-in-time counts later in the year and will form the basis of HUD's 2016 national homeless estimate.

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