July 23, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Affordable Housing & Improved Infrastructure in Va.

~ Funds will help improve living environments and increase economic opportunities ~

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia communities will receive $1,465,474 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. The grants will help develop urban communities across Virginia by providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure in order to expand economic opportunities.

“We are pleased that these funds will help local communities support Virginia families seeking stable and affordable housing” said the Senators. “These investments will help maintain affordable neighborhoods and expand economic opportunity in these communities.”

The following cities will receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

  • City of Colonial Heights will receive $94,495 in federal funding.
  • City of Fredericksburg will receive $186,790 in federal funding.
  • City of Harrisonburg will receive $559,588 in federal funding.
  • City of Petersburg will receive $624,601 in federal funding.

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposed to eliminate funding for the Community Development Block Grants. Warner and Kaine advocated on behalf of keeping the program and voted to fund it in the Omnibus that passed in March.

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