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HUD Awards Ohio Funding To Increase Affordable Housing And Address Homelessness


Ohio will receive nearly $201 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing. It's part of almost $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge says the funding can also be used for tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services, and acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units. The money must be spent by 2030. Columbus will receive about $16.4 million and Franklin County about $3.1 million.

In the coming weeks, HUD also plans to announce funding for emergency vouchers for people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
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