Rep. Costa Announces Over $6,000,000 in Housing Funding For Bakersfield

Jun 10, 2010
Press Release
Grants will go toward expanding economic and housing opportunities

– Congressman Jim Costa today announced over $6,000,000 in funding for the city of Bakersfield. The funding, awarded through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, will go towards expanding economic and housing opportunities for the people of Bakersfield. “I am pleased that the people of Bakersfield will receive this critical funding,” said Costa. “These grants will invest in our communities to provide economic and housing support for those in need.”

The funding is broken down into four grants:

1)    $3,634,857 – Community Development Block Grant: Provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate – income persons.

2)    $147, 357 – Emergency Shelter Grant: Provides annual grants to State, local, and private entities to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.

3)    $1,695,784 – HOME Grant: Helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

4)    $635,917 – HOPWA Grant: Provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, States and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.