The government, through HUD, is very interested in supporting communities that are adapting to the new ways of dealing with homelessness - that being Housing First, Rapid Rehousing, Continuum of Care, etc But it insists that the community be involved in a supporting capacity. HUD isn't going to handle our homelessness issues for us. Before any community can receive help form HUD, it must prove that they are embracing these new concepts. The biggest part of the "buy-in" requires that local finances are being dedicated to the project. Local Charities and financial institutions much show that they are supporting these efforts financially. Only then will HUD step up and assist the community with support, mainly of the financial variety. HUD gauges it's financial support directly on how much the community is doing for itself.
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