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Fed Awards $19M Housing Grant for Kentucky's Homeless

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development,

More than $19 million has been awarded to help homeless housing and service programs in Kentucky.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants this week. 
The funds will help with services such as street outreach, client assessment and direct housing assistance.

Funding will also help provide continued permanent and transitional housing for homeless people and services such as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.

The Louisville area is receiving around $9 million of the funding and the Lexington area will receive more than $1.5 million. About $8 million  is allocated for the rest of the state.

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