Having a roof over your head is a basic human need. Unfortunately, there are over 600,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Furthermore, many people live in substandard housing, and there is a lack of affordable housing across the country. Individuals, municipalities, and non-profit organizations have many opportunities for home construction grants and grants for other housing issues. Both federal and state governments as well as private foundations offer funding to help with a wide array of needs.
In 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in the U.S. was 15.0 percent. There were 46.5 million people in poverty. Municipalities and non-profit organizations are constantly working to ease the burden on the impoverished by creating outreach programs, providing education, and building affordable housing. There are numerous grants available to help provide these services to those in need. Below are a selected few. For more grant opportunities to help with poverty programs, please contact us so that one of our expert Grant Helpers can customize a search just for you.