Wichita County Receives $700k To Help Homeless

Wichita county received $704,756 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help the homeless in Texoma.

The money is divided between the city of Wichita Falls as well as the counties of Archer, Palo Pinto, Wichita and Wise.

Wichita Falls is one of 15 Texas communities that received funds from HUD. The other communities are Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Georgetown, Houston, Killeen, Longview, Mount Pleasant, Richmond, San Antonio, Sherman and Waco. In total, the communities received nearly $10.5 million.

The Texas funds are part of about $201 million in grants awarded nationwide.

HUD authorities said the money is meant to help provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support for individuals and families.

Oklahoma communities also received funding from HUD. Click here to learn more.