HUD announces $60M grant to Chicago to ease homelessness

Close up of HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge speaks during the Freedman's Bank Forum in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department on October 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo credit (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(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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