Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Appropriations Committee approved $2.8 billion to help communities design and implement local solutions to end homelessness. Senator Collins included this funding as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill.
“This important funding will bolster Maine’s efforts to assist our state’s most vulnerable citizens with additional resources and promote their health, independence, and overall wellbeing. I am particularly pleased that this bill supports new housing vouchers for veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms as well as initiatives to find permanent housing for homeless and runaway youth,” said Senator Collins. “As the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have championed funding for these important programs, and I will continue to work to prevent and end homelessness in Maine.”
Provisions authored by Senator Collins that will benefit Maine homeless programs include: