(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The federal government’s top housing official came to Chicago Thursday to announce some good news for the city.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge says HUD is committing some $315 million in 46 communities to address what she called unsheltered and rural homelessness.
The announcement was made in Chicago because the city gets the largest of the awards, a $60 million grant.
Mayor Lightfoot was there to receive the symbolic check. She told Fudge that the city last fiscal year committed $200 million to fight homelessness. She federal assistance helps stretch such efforts.
Secretary Fudge agreed. She said a nation that cannot take people off the street has failed.
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