On Dec. 20, 2011, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $1.47 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 local homeless programs operating across the country. The funding will ensure these housing and service programs remain operating in 2012.
The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless will receive a renewal of $423,804 to continue operation of their current services and housing programs.
"The grants we’re awarding today will literally keep the doors of our shelters open and will help those on the front lines of ending homelessness do what they do best,"said Donovan. "It’s incredible that as we work to recover from the greatest economic decline since the Great Depression, the total number of homeless Americans is declining, in large part because of these funds."
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