House America, an initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is seeing success nationwide. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge says states, cities, and tribal nations who joined the initiative have housed more than 100,000 households experiencing homelessness.
Everyone deserves a safe, stable place to call home. Through House America, I’m proud to see that communities have stepped up to get people off the streets and into homes.”
Marcia L. Fudge – HUD Secretary
Fudge also says “The Biden-Harris Administration is deploying a Housing First approach, using American Rescue Plan funding and other resources to help individuals find a place to call home. We will continue to work to house America until we end homelessness as we know it.”
The program also added 40,000 affordable housing units across 105 communities across 31 states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
How does The House America Initiative Work?
The House America initiative is a historic level of Federal resources helps communities get people off the street and into permanent housing. Specifically, 105 participating communities received funding boosts from The American Rescue Plan to create permanent housing options. These communities also received over 20,000 Emergency Housing Vouchers and over $1.5 billion HOME-ARP from HUD.
House America is an all-hands-on-deck effort to address the nation’s homelessness crisis. The initiative was launched in September 2021 in partnership with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). It is part of the Biden Administration’s larger plan to end homelessness in America. First, President Joe Biden signed The American Rescue Plan. It remains one of the largest investments in ending homelessness in U.S. history. The president also set the ambitious goal of reducing homelessness 25 percent by 2025. The same year he wants to see the nation’s housing hap close under the White House Housing Supply Action Plan.
Finally, resources are available for those in need of housing and experiencing homelessness. Click Here to find HUD-approved apartments, apply for housing choice vouchers, and more.