McEachin Announces $160,000+ Grant for Hopewell Housing Development
Oct 25, 2017, 09:31
Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announces that Hopewell will receive a Community Development Block Grant award in the amount of $162,676.
Hopewell. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced that Hopewell will receive a Community Development Block Grant award in the amount of $162,676.
The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to states and local 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.
“I am pleased to see federal funding support the Hopewell community’s needs,” said Congressman McEachin. “While we now know that funding is secured for this fiscal year, I fear that the funding will not be duplicated for the 2018 fiscal year due to President Trump’s proposed funding elimination for affordable housing programs, which includes the CDBG program. I urge congressional Republicans to pass a budget that supports the needs of Virginians and other hardworking Americans.”
In addition to the CDBG award for Hopewell, six other localities received CDBG awards across the Commonwealth.