- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - More than $19 million has been awarded to help homeless housing and service programs in Kentucky.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced the grants this week. A total of $1.8 billion was awarded nationwide.

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 almost $9.2 million of the funding, the Lexington area will receive more than $1.5 million and the rest of the state is allocated nearly $8.3 million.

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