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September 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement applauding news of two federal Housing and Urban Development Formula Grants totaling $1,775,139 awarded to the city of Henderson:

“I am grateful to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for awarding the city of Henderson two federal grants totaling over $1.7 million dollars,” said Rosen. “This funding will help provide better access to affordable housing and expand economic opportunities for Nevada’s low-income families.”

Congresswoman Jacky Rosen fought against President Trump’s proposed elimination of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program -- which helps support critical programs such as Meals on Wheels -- and the HOME program during the 115th Congress. Rosen joined her colleagues in sending appropriations requests to maintain funding and prevent the two programs’ elimination.

“The Community Development Block grant and the HOME grant have helped transform communities in my district, spurring development and economic growth in areas like old town Henderson, ” added Rosen. “I will continue to fight for Nevada’s fair share of federal funding and programs that deliver affordable housing options for Nevada’s most vulnerable communities.”

BACKGROUND:  The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program 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.
The HOME program 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.

View full text of the letter Rosen sent to House appropriations on CDBG here and on HOME here.