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The grants provide crucial housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness statewide.

"These local programs are providing vital services to some of our most vulnerable", HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

This year, HUD is continuing to challenge state and local planners to support higher performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting their local challenges, often shifting funds from existing projects to create new ones that will have a more substantial and lasting impact on reducing homelessness.

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The federal government awards the grants every January for local agencies to address homelessness, which has risen sharply along the west coast in recent years, where rents have been rising fast.

HUD-funded strategies have led to a 22 percent reduction in the homeless population in Western New York since 2010, according to Regional Administrator Lynne Patton. However, homelessness among families dropped 5.4 percent. On the other hand, the report said, veteran homelessness decreased 4.1 percent and chronic homelessness decreased by 35.9 percent.

In December, HUD reported homelessness increased in the U.S.as a whole, especially among individuals experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.

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HUD estimates there were 553,742 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night nationally in 2017, and increase of.7 percent since a year ago.

The agency reported that 553,742 people in the USA experienced at least one night of homelessness previous year.

The total awards in the Continuum of Care program is the most ever, though only slightly above collective grants of more than $1.9 billion in the last few years.

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