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Arizona homeless programs get $2.2M federal boost

U.S. Secretary for Housing & Urban Development, Shaun Donovan speaks at The White House LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Conference on Housing & Homelessness held at Wayne State University March 9 in Detroit. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Max Ortiz)

New homeless programs in Arizona have just received a boost from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Department Secretary Shawn Donovan on Tuesday announced a $2.2 million award for homeless programs in the state.

That money will go toward emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support for the homeless.

More than 7,100 homeless programs across the U.S. recently received a total of $1.47 from the department.

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