Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Garamendi Praises Colusa & Fairfield for Securing Housing Grants for First-Time Homebuyers and Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation

January 17, 2014
Press Release

WALNUT GROVE, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), whose Sacramento Valley-based District was one of the areas hardest hit by the housing crisis, congratulated the cities of Colusa and Fairfield on obtaining grants to improve housing for their residents. The California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded HOME Investment Partnership grants to Colusa of $350,000 for its First-Time Homebuyer Program and $350,000 for its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. Fairfield was awarded $400,000 for its First-Time Homebuyer Program and $100,000 for its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.

The HOME Investment Partnership grants are funded by the United States Housing and Urban Development competitive block grant and are applied for by cities and counties in California upon receiving Notices of Funding Availability. The grants are awarded based on the need displayed by the community in their notice response.

Congressman Garamendi congratulated the regional offices whose grant requests garnered the awards, saying, “These grants will help ensure affordable quality housing is available in our communities. I thank Colusa and Fairfield officials for their hard work in securing these funds, which will strengthen the financial security of our friends and neighbors and will make our communities even better places to live.”

Federal HOME Investment Partnership block grant information can be found on their website: HOME Investment Partnerships Program – CPD – HUD. Counties that have benefited from HOME Investment Partnership grants include Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, San Louis Obispo, Shasta, Solano, Tehama, and Tulare. To read the award notice click this link.