Saturday, December 4, 2021


Savannah and Augusta to Receive Over $2 Million in Funding to Stabilize Neighborhoods Hard...

Washington, DC - September 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that Savannah and Augusta will receive a combined $2.18 Million in funding to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The City of Savannah will receive $1,027,553 and Augusta-Richmond County will receive $1,161,297. The grants announced today will provide targeted emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire, redevelop, or demolish foreclosed properties.

Senator Feinstein, Representative Waxman and Los Angeles County Supervisor Yaroslavsky Applaud Veterans Affairs Department...

Washington, DC - June 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), along with Representative Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, today applauded a decision by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to fund long-term therapeutic housing for chronically homeless veterans in Los Angeles.

Federal Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans Obtain Jobs

Washington, DC - June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) is pleased to announce $1,883,606 in federal grants to provide Los Angeles-area homeless veterans with job training and placement assistance to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Grand Opening of West Los Angeles Veterans Home

Los Angeles, CA - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing his commitment to California’s veterans, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA) to celebrate the dedication and grand opening of the California Veterans Home, West Los Angeles (CVH-West Los Angeles), the newest state home which will provide housing and long-term care for many of California’s veterans

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Announces $881,808 Grant for Long Beach Housing Authority to Provide Housing...

WASHINGTON, DC - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Laura Richardson announced a grant of $881,808 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) has been awarded to the Long Beach Housing Authority to assist homeless U.S. veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Launches Operation Welcome Home for California’s Veterans

June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Building on his commitment to strengthen employment, economic opportunities and services for California’s veterans and their families, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched Operation Welcome Home, a first-in-the-nation, statewide campaign to connect every returning veteran with the services they need to transition successfully from the battlefront to the home front.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $19 Million School Construction Bond for Sacramento City Unified

Recovery Act Funding Will Create Local Construction Jobs, Improve Learning Facilities for Sacramento Students. SACRAMENTO, CA - March 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D – Sacramento) announced the award of a $19,342,000 qualified school construction bond, administered by the Department of Treasury and authorized by the Recovery Act, which Rep. Matsui supported last year. Qualified school construction bonds can be used to finance the construction, rehabilitation or repair of a public school facility or for the acquisition of land where a school will be built.

Pelosi: Treasury Allocation to California is Step in Right Direction for Many Families at...

Washington, D.C. - March 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Treasury Department’s allocation of $700 million to California’s housing finance agency under the President’s most recent $1.5 billion initiative to prevent foreclosures in the five hardest hit states.

Rep. Sánchez Introduces Bill to Combat Housing Crisis, Spur Job Growth

WASHINGTON DC - February 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Linda Sánchez, Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a bill today that would bolster the development of low-income housing. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Expansion and Job Creation Act of 2010 would promote the development of low-income housing by allowing investors to exchange otherwise unusable low-income housing tax credits for cash to be put toward the development of this housing.

California Receives More Than $318 Million Recovery Dollars to Rejuvenate Neighborhoods Hit Hardest by...

January 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that $318 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding has been awarded to entities in California by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). These awards are funded through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) to help renovate and rehabilitate foreclosed homes, eliminate blight and reinvigorate and stabilize the affected neighborhoods hit hardest by foreclosures.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Announces that HUD is Set to Provide $6.15 Million to Combat...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the dramatic increase in homeless families caused by the current economic downturn affecting California and the nation, Congresswoman Laura Richardson is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing $6,152,772 to the City of Long Beach for preventing and decreasing homelessness.

Residents Invited to Free “Home Ownership and Credit” Workshop on Jan. 13

January 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Long Beach residents are invited to a "Home Ownership and Credit" workshop on Wednesday, January 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.

Senators Feinstein and Merkley Introduce Measure to Spur Renewable Energy Development

Washington, DC - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today introduced a measure to spur the development of renewable energy employment and construction, such as wind and solar farms and solar panel factories. The bill would primarily extend and expand a popular Treasury Department grant program that was established in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to help diminish the impact of the economic crisis on the renewable energy sector

$4 Billion In TARP Funds To Help With Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, DC - December 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congress took significant action to reform the nation’s financial system today with the passage of The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Passed with Congressman Cardoza’s support, the bill also includes provisions he requested that take aim at the nation’s continuing foreclosure crisis.

Rep. Matsui Announces $344,000 for Local Heath Care for the Homeless Program

WASHINGTON, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that $344,621 has been awarded to the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services through a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support outreach and primary care services for homeless populations in Sacramento. Thanks to this funding, the Mercy Clinic at Loaves and Fishes will continue to provide area homeless with outpatient primary and public health care services--as well as inpatient and other secondary and tertiary health care services--in cooperation with local doctors and hospitals. This competitive award will allow the clinic to continue operating through 2012.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Obama Administration Plan to Assist Housing Finance Agencies, Help...

October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s announced move to provide support to housing finance agencies across the nation. This action will help restart the housing market for low to moderate income first-time homebuyers, including in California, which has been among the hardest hit by the real estate crisis.


Legislation would prohibit discrimination against adoptive and foster parents based on sexual orientation, marital status. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, today introduced H.R. 3827, the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act." In the same manner that we ended race discrimination in adoption, this legislation would prohibit states and child welfare agencies from denying or delaying adoption or foster care placements solely based on the sexual orientation or marital status of the potential parents.

Governor Schwarzenegger Announces $68 Million for Low-Income Home Weatherization

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the awarding of more than $68 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) weatherization funding to non-profit, local government and community action agencies throughout the state. This funding is federally designated to help low-income families weatherize their homes, which decreases utility bills and saves energy while stimulating local economies. Administered by the State Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), California’s low-income Recovery Act weatherization program was one of the first 15 state plans federally approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) applauded passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of the appropriations bill that provides federal funding for critical local water projects in the Los Angeles area.


Stark hails funds for Alameda Point Collaborative to create job opportunities for formerly homeless. WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) today announced that the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) has been awarded a $625,000 Community Economic Development grant from the Office of Community Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. APC is a community that provides housing and services to help formerly homeless families and individuals flourish.

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