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$1.4M in federal grants to help house homeless

The Maricopa County Association of Governments says it has been awarded $1.4 million in federal grants for three programs that will provide more housing for homeless people.

The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The county association of governments says the money will provide 52 units of permanent housing for homeless individuals and people in the region.

The group says that overall, more than $219 million has been awarded to providers in the region for more than 56 programs providing transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and supportive services for the homeless.

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