Roanoke area receives more than $800k to reduce homelessness

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Blue Ridge Continuum of Care $835,191 to support its effort in reducing homelessness in the Roanoke area.

The money will fund seven projects organized by the City of Roanoke, the Council of Community Services and ARCH Services.

ARCH Services will implement a permanent housing project to provide housing and services to those without a home.

Announced earlier in the month, homelessness in the area has been reduced by more than 54 percent since 2012.

For a full list of projects funded through the announcement, look to the right of this article. If you're on a mobile device, scroll below.