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Who issues hotel vouchers for homeless families?

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Some government programs provide hotel and motel vouchers to homeless families at the federal, state and local levels, though they are not common. Additionally, charities and religious organizations that deal with the welfare of the homeless sometimes offer hotel and motel vouchers to needy families.

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Some federal government policies that authorize the occasional provision of hotel vouchers for the homeless are the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Local urban development boards and welfare offices may also offer this service, but individual programs vary greatly.

Non-public programs that may issue these vouchers include local private food banks and church organizations.

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