HUD has announced the allocation of $45 million to address homelessness among people in unsheltered settings and in rural communities. This funding will provide 3,379 Stability Vouchers to 135 PHAs and partnering Continuum of Care (CoC) communities across the country.  Five Pennsylvania authorities are among that group.

The Eastern Pennsylvania CoC is partnering with the following housing authorities, with each authority slated to receive 5 vouchers:

  • ·        Allentown Housing Authority
  • ·        Housing Authority of the County of Union
  • ·        Columbia County Housing Authority
  • ·        Snyder County Housing Authority

Harrisburg Housing Authority will receive 5 vouchers in partnership with the Harrisburg/Dauphin County CoC.

The vouchers are part of a comprehensive approach to reduce homelessness, including a previous grant of $486 million to 62 CoC communities. The Stability Voucher Program aims to coordinate efforts between health and housing agencies to help individuals transition from the streets to permanent housing. Once the Stability Vouchers are allocated to selected PHAs, eligible households, including households experiencing or at risk of homelessness and households fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault, will be able to access these vouchers and use them to attain affordable housing.

These actions are part of the House America national initiative launched by the Administration in 2022, with the goal of reducing homelessness by 25 percent by 2025. Here is the full list of PHAs receiving funding.