The money was awarded to the agency to help bolster 203 of its community-based homeless programs throughout the city and county of Los Angeles.
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The cities of Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach — which operate their own homeless services programs independently — were also awarded federal funding: Glendale received approximately $2.3 million, Pasadena $2.8 million and Long Beach $6.7 million.
"These funds are critical to our ability to provide desperately needed housing assistance and accompanying supportive services to those experiencing homelessness," Michael Arnold, LAHSA executive director, said in a statement.
HUD funding helps the agency connect homeless people living on the streets with housing and services. It also helps to provides long term rental assistance to physically or mentally disabled formerly homeless people.
Last year, some 5,200 homeless people in the county were put into housing programs, about 92 percent of them were stably housed, according to LAHSA.
The federal housing agency awarded the state of California more than $243 million last week to fund 800 of its homeless programs.