TAMPA - The fight to end homelessness in the Tampa Bay area got a $6.7-million boost from the federal government Monday.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented checks to nonprofit groups and government agencies in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties that help the homeless.
The Hillsborough recipients include the Spring of Tampa Bay, which received $532,681, and the Tampa Housing Authority, which received $698,520. In Pinellas, the Mustard Seed Inn received $547,458; Religious Community Services Inc., $330,163.
Hillsborough organizations received about $4-million, and Pinellas groups received about $2.7-million. Across Florida, the department awarded about $51.3-million in grants.