LOS ANGELES -- Federal authorities awarded $73.4 million in grants to fund more than 200 homeless services and shelter programs in the city and county of Los Angeles, it was announced Friday.
The $68.9 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, headed by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, is the largest that the joint city-county agency has ever received.
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"On any given night in the county and city of Los Angeles, over 73,000 people are homeless. This funding is crucial for programs providing housing to our most vulnerable citizens," said LAHSA Executive Director Rebecca Isaacs.
Also included in the awards are $4.4 million in Emergency Shelter Grants to the city and county, LAHSA officials said.