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Maryland

HUD awards $44 million to Md. programs for the homeless

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $44 million in grants Friday to 208 programs that assist the homeless in Maryland. The grants, awarded to agencies throughout the state, will help fund transitional and permanent housing for the homeless, job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. "These funds are especially welcome in the current economic climate," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "Every day, another household becomes at-risk because of health-related problems, loss of income or problems finding and keeping housing they can afford, and I am proud that one of the wealthiest states in the country also is among the most aggressive when it comes to providing emergency shelter and prevention services to its families."


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