Hawaii will receive $11.6 million of Continuum Care awards to help combat homelessness, it was announced Monday.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave 45 Continuum Care awards to non-profits and government programs that help homeless individuals and families. The Continuum Care program supports organizations that provide services and housing to the homeless while promoting self-sufficiency.

A number of Hawaii Department of Human Services and a number of Honolulu City and County programs will receive funding for projects that provide supportive housing and rental assistance. The award is similar to amounts received in past years.

Tents line the sidewalks at Ohe Street near Waterfront Park in Kakaako.  30dec2014 . photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tents line the sidewalks at Ohe Street near Waterfront Park in Kakaako.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some of the other recipients include Hale Kipa, which provides housing to transient youth, and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, which run chemical dependency and family out-patient programs. The Salvation Army was also awarded funding for addiction treatment and homeless offender services.

Other organizations that will receive funding include Steadfast Housing Development Corporation, which operates several group homes. The Continuum Care awards will also fund Mental Health Kokua and the United States Veterans Inc., which provides services for homeless veterans and their families who are chronically homeless or have disabilities.

Housing Solutions Incorporated, Gregory House Programs and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii will also receive funding from the Continuum Care awards.

 

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