Millions in federal funding is set to help Buffalo's homeless, and those struggling this public health crisis.

What You Need To Know

  • Buffalo to receive $4.2 million for housing and homeless needs

  • Funding comes thanks to the Cares Act

  • The funds will go to helping people find new homes

Mayor Byron Brown announced that $4.2 million is coming to Buffalo through the Cares Act for housing disruptions due to COVID-19.

Brown says $1.6 million of that funding has been allocated to help find new housing for nearly 400 people.

$1 million has helped tenants stay in their homes and 700,000 has gone to shelters.

The mayor says an additional $100,000 is set to help HIV positive residents meet their housing needs.