Housing Authority Gets $2.5 Million for Homeless, Makes Small Dent in Cuts
The District of Columbia Housing Authority announced this morning that it had recieved a $2,529,288 competitive grant from HUD to find permanent supportive housing units for the homeless. That's great news, especially since the Department of Human Services–which usually secures such apartments–just had its budget cut by $11 million for fiscal year 2011, which was the second biggest reduction of any D.C. agency (Child and Family Services took the biggest hit, at $13 million). The federal cash will house 200 non-elderly people with disabilities. The question, as Kathryn Baer points out, is whether the District will be able to do that by the time the cold sets in.