What Are Some Housing Programs for the Homeless?


Habitat for Humanity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both provide housing programs for the homeless. HUD is a government agency that offers several housing assistance programs to qualifying homeless individuals and families in the United States. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-based organization that operates worldwide.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has several categories of housing programs, including competitive homelessness programs and formula homelessness programs. Programs under the competitive homelessness umbrella include the Continuum of Care Program and the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program, whereas the Emergency Solutions Grant Program falls under the formula homelessness program.

Examples of other homelessness programs offered through the department are the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Program, the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program and the Title V Program - Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless. Additional help for segments of the homeless population are available through the HUD's Office of Housing and the Office of Public and Indian Housing.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that operates largely by means of donations and volunteer time. The organization builds, renovates and repairs homes for the needy in many countries across the globe, including the United States, Ethiopia, Uganda, Haiti and Slovakia.

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