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Chairman Price Announces CARES Act Homeless Funds

June 8, 2020
Press Release

Raleigh, NC (June 8, 2020) – Today, Chairman David Price (NC-04) announced that North Carolina communities will receive an additional $54 million in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from the CARES Act to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of losing their housing. In his capacity as Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, Representative Price helped secure this funding.  

“People experiencing homelessness are already at-risk. These individuals need additional assistance during the pandemic to stay safe and healthy,” said Chairman Price. “The CARES Act provides critical funding to step up services such as cleaning, medical care, housing, social distancing at homeless shelters, as well as emergency rental assistance for those who might become homeless. We cannot turn our backs on vulnerable populations in times of crisis – we must redouble our efforts to end homelessness. As THUD Chairman, I’ll continue to press HUD to disburse these funds in a timely manner and to prioritize emergency needs as we work on our annual appropriations legislation.”

This is the second and final tranche of ESG funding from the CARES Act, distributed to qualifying cities as well as each state.  A breakdown of the formula-based ESG grant money for North Carolina communities from this new allocation can be found below:

City/County

ESG CARES Funding Amount

Charlotte

$6,866,990

Durham

$2,060,285

Greensboro

$1,880,847

Raleigh

$3,503,113

Winston-Salem

$2,047,257

Wake County

$1,709,995

North Carolina State Balance

$35,948,234