Programs across the state are receiving support as they look to reduce homelessness.
Thirty projects will be awarded with $2.2 million in grants from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund (VHTF).
Governor Ralph Northam announced the news on Wednesday.
Several re-housing and supportive housing projects that have been established are receiving funding.
The grants will also be used to pre-develop a couple of supportive housing programs, according to a release from Northam’s office.
“Virginia is focused on targeting our funds toward systematic strategies that have been proven successful in reducing homelessness, like rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing,” Northam said in a release. “We know that having a stable, safe, and affordable place to live is key to achieving positive educational outcomes, securing a good job, and leading a healthy, productive life — with this funding, we are working to strengthen our communities and ensure that no Virginian is left behind.”
In Virginia, homelessness has dropped 34 percent in nine years. The number of families who are considered homeless has declined by 44 percent.
Since 2011, homeless veterans has decreased 48 percent.
Three non-profits that serve Prince William County are among the grant recipients.
VHTF is providing $41,500 to Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) in Dumfries for supportive housing services.
People, Inc. was awarded with more than $91,400 for a Hope Center.
Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) in Oakton received $100,000 for re-housing services.
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