Louisville awarded $3.4 million grant to fight childhood homelessness
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is getting a big grant to get young people in stable housing and out of homelessness.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $3.4 million to Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless. The money will be used help homeless teenagers and young adults.
Victims of abuse or those who age out of the foster care system are especially vulnerable.
"We created a list, and that started with 220 names of known young people in our community that we know who are homeless," said Natalie Harris, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless. "And any of you who work with youth in the homeless community know that if there's 220 that are homeless right now, there are a whole lot more who are on the edge, who are going to come in and out of homelessness as well."
Louisville is just one of 11 communities across the nation to be awarded the federal grant money from HUD.
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