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Sen. Sherrod Brown announces more than $137 million for homeless Ohioans & other community needs

First funds of CARES Act to be allocated.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released money to the state of Ohio and community governments as the first allocations of the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill.

These state programs will benefit:

$99,919,075 for Community Development Block Grants

$45,617,005 for Emergency Shelter Grants

$910,129 for support for the Housing Assistance for Persons with AIDS

"The funding is a good first step for Ohioans already hurting from the affordable housing crisis," said Brown. "But we need to do more and move quicker to get resources to the people who need help while we fight the coronavirus pandemic."

A recent study suggests that most Ohio communities lack the resources to protect homeless people from the coronavirus.

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