BUCKS COUNTY – July 10, 2020 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced that Bucks County will receive $996,400 in Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funding to assist in mitigating the impacts Coronavirus has had on homeless families and individuals in the county, and to prevent future homelessness. The funding is part of $19 million in federal CARES Act funds and is being distributed statewide by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
“I am pleased to see that nearly $1million in funding will be coming to Bucks County to help our homeless population and to prevent future homelessness,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The pandemic has had devastating effects on the financial security of individuals and families across the Commonwealth, including here in Bucks County. These funds will help support some of our most vulnerable residents when they most need it, and will help make a lasting impact on the fight against homelessness moving forward.”
County officials had previously indicated that there has been about a 10% increase in homelessness in Bucks County since the pandemic began.
For more information on DCED’s Emergency Solution Grants – CARES, visit the DCED website.