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Chester County Department of Community Development receives over $2 million to address homelessness

The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) was recently awarded more than $2 million in fiscal year 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CoC funds are allocated for projects with a commitment to and goal of ending homelessness.

The Chester County Commissioners said in a statement, “Chester County’s Department of Community Development, Partnership to End Homelessness, and other partner agencies work incredibly hard every day to rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and these funds boost their efforts. Homelessness is about more than just housing. It’s about trauma and having access to available programs and assistance. The CoC funds will help address all of these issues.”

Rob Henry, the administrator for the Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness, said, “Chester County has twelve projects on the docket for which the CoC funds will be used. Those projects include rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing for individuals with disabilities and chronically homeless individuals. The funds will be distributed between our partner providers – Open Hearth, Inc., Human Services, Inc., and Holcomb Associates, Inc. We thank each of them for their continued support in addressing homelessness in Chester County.”

The DCD serves as the Continuum of Care on behalf of Chester County.