State gives BX $12.5M to fight homelessness

Millions of dollars to help fight homelessness will be making its way to the Bronx.The borough is being awarded the money by the state's Department of Temporary Disability Assistance. Thirteen counties in the state will be getting grants, with the Bronx seeing $12.5 million.The grant will be used to fund homeless housing projects in the borough. More than 700 units are expected to be developed with almost 900 beds. Officials say the funding will benefit those that are at risk of becoming homeless, such as senior citizens, domestic violence victims and those with mental illnesses.Part of the grant will also be set aside to develop housing for those with HIV.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."