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City of Huntsville to allocate $384,000 in state funds for homeless

Published on April 11, 2024

The City of Huntsville is allocating $384,000 in critical funding to support area nonprofits in a collective mission to aid individuals facing homelessness and at risk of its grip.

Community Development will soon distribute PY 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to agencies in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties. Huntsville City Council approved nine resolutions for the grant funding at its regular meeting on April 11.

The following Huntsville agencies will receive funds:

First enacted in 1987, the ESG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with grants to be used for street outreach, emergency shelter, rental assistance and more. ADECA administers the ESG Program on behalf of HUD.

To learn more about the City’s Community Development Department, click here.