Steil Announces $673,000 in Federal Funding to Combat Homelessness in Racine

January 21, 2020
Press Release

RACINE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil announced the City of Racine received more than $673,000 in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to address homelessness.

“Federal, state, and local partners must work together to end homelessness. This federal funding supports Racine’s efforts to help families and youth in need and increase access to shelter. Thank you to HUD’s Midwest Regional Administrator Galvan for focusing on these important issues,” said Steil.

“Local agencies across Wisconsin have worked diligently to end homelessness resulting in nearly a 28.3% reduction in overall homelessness since 2010,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan. “We hope to keep the momentum going and are here to support agencies in their tireless efforts to end homelessness as we know it.”

On Background:

Steil serves on the Financial Services Committee and is a member of the Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department and the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. Steil is actively engaged on this issue and has met with Secretary Carson to discuss homelessness issues.

From the Housing and Urban Development Department: HUD is making available approximately $2.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2019 for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.