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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

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Merced Sun-Star: Merced County given more housing vouchers for veterans

An additional $80,000 in Department of Housing and Urban Development money will help Merced County provide an extra 15 housing vouchers for veterans, according to Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.

Since 2012, the program has provided 25 homeless veteran vouchers locally through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, and the county will be able to add more vouchers with the new cash.

Costa Announces Funding to Help Homeless Veterans in Fresno and Merced Counties

FRESNO, CA- Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) announced that the Fresno Housing Authority has been awarded $121,319 and the County of Merced Housing Authority has been awarded $79,981 to provide case management and rental assistance to homeless veterans. The Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is jointly operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Since 2008, the HUD-VASH program has served nearly 75,000 veterans nationwide.

Costa Condemns Anti-Immigration Bill

Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Costa (CA-D) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5759, an anti-immigration bill introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL).  

“This bill would overturn the President’s Executive Action which is intended to help fix our broken immigration system. It is estimated that some 4 million people who are undocumented, many of whom are living in our Valley, would benefit from the President’s plan.  I strongly oppose this bill and voted no.

Costa Announces Funding for California’s Hmong American Farmers

Fresno, CA – Today, Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) announced $50,938 in funding assistance for the California National Hmong American Farmers, Inc.  The funding, which comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide interpretation services to Southeast Asian farmers throughout the Central Valley. The funds were made available through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.