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HUD to give Bozeman group battling youth homelessness $3.4M

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 16:15:44-04


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced funding on Thursday to help combat youth homelessness in 23 communities across the country — and one of those communities is Bozeman.

The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition, based in Bozeman, will receive more than $3.4 million from HUD.

The coalition offers services for people and families experiencing homelessness all across the state, to help them find a way off the streets.

But according to an annual survey conducted by the coalition, the number of homeless youth is still a problem.

The survey tracks what it calls "accompanying individuals," like spouses and children, based on responses.

According to this year's survey, 81 people in Bozeman said they were homeless. 15 of them are children.

And in Butte, 30 people, two of them children, said they were homeless.