- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $10 million in grants to Utah housing and service providers that help people experiencing homelessness.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2hWrUgC ) that the Continuum of Care grants were awarded to 59 Utah organizations and help fund permanent and transitional housing and related services for homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless. Utah received about $30,000 less than the previous fiscal year.

More than $7.3 million of the total awarded to Utah housing or service providers went to nonprofit or government agencies in Salt Lake County. The remaining funds went to providers elsewhere in the state.

Nationwide, HUD awarded approximately $1.95 billion in fiscal 2016.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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