HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) – A Chicago-area advocacy group will use a $6 million federal grant to fight homelessness among youths.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County.

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It says the group will use the funds to develop a plan to prevent and to end homelessness for people under the age of 25 through partnerships, new housing and services.

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The Cook County grant is among $75 million being awarded in 23 communities across the country.

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