"There are so many critical local organizations that help our most vulnerable populations, and it is vital that we ensure they have the support they need," Zeldin said.
Patchogue, NY - February 13, 2019 - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,115,785 in Continuum of Care grants to local homeless assistance programs across New York’s First Congressional District, which help individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
“From our nation’s veterans to our communities’ senior citizens to others just trying to get by, there are so many critical local organizations that help our most vulnerable populations, and it is vital that we ensure they have the support they need to continue their important work,” said Congressman Zeldin. “These grants inject funding directly into the heart of our communities through these local organizations, making a real and noticeable difference on the ground for our neighbors in need.”
The over $2.1 million in grants included:
$1,379,195 for Concern for Independent Living of Medford;
$405,043 for Options for Community Living of Smithtown;
$178,136 for Suffolk County Department of Social Services / Beacon House of Ronkonkoma
$86,313 for Association for Mental Health and Wellness of Ronkonkoma
$67,098 for Transitions Services of New York for Long Island of Brentwood
Last Congress, Congressman Zeldin advocated for and helped pass $2.38 billion in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless Assistance Grants Program, which was $133 million over the President’s original request.