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U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have announced a new federal grant to combat youth homelessness.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave Connecticut more than $2.8 million on Wednesday to address homelessness in the state. More than half of that is set aside for homelessness among survivors of domestic violence.

HUD Grants Millions To Combat Homelessness In Region

Feb 12, 2019
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The federal government will give $13 million in grants to help end homelessness on Long Island.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will split the money between nearly 35 programs.

United Veterans Beacon House in Suffolk County will receive a little more than $175,000 to assist homeless vets. Other programs will get funding to help seniors.

The grant will also help survivors of domestic violence.

In Connecticut groups will receive $49 million towards homeless assistance programs.

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Mental health advocates in New York want more funds to provide housing for New Yorkers with significant mental health challenges.

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Veterans groups and government officials broke ground on an affordable housing project for homeless veterans and their families on Long Island.