Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings just announced today that his team has housed 486 individuals experiencing homeless so far, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the HUD’s House America initiative, which launched in 2021.

According to a prepared statement, Orange County has an additional 805 affordable rental units, 110 of which are set aside for extremely low-income households, that are in development, paid for with assistance from HUD.

House America encourages communities to deploy a historic level of federal resources to address homelessness. In particular, House America’s 105 communities received a funding boost through ARPA to expand permanent housing opportunities – including more than 20,000 Emergency Housing Vouchers and over $1.5 billion HOME-ARP from HUD, as well as over $65 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. These resources sparked renewed momentum and greater deployment of available funds, including CARES Act and annual appropriations, to create permanent housing solutions. 

Brendan O'Connor

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