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WNY gets federal boost in fight against homelessness

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jan 22, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York is getting $12 million from Washington to help end homelessness in the region.

Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday a major grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Federal grants competitively awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development like these are crucial to continuing the fight against homelessness in Western New York," Congressman Higgins said. "We are fortunate to have, in the Homeless Alliance of WNY, a coordinated effort led by able local agencies and government partners committed to not only home placement but a real focus on addressing the challenges that leave people without a home."

The money will be shared by more than a dozen different organizations that help the local homeless population.