published on October 4, 2016 - 7:40 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Washington, D.C.-based National Association for County Community and Economic Development has awarded Fresno County for an innovative new development in Kingsburg.


The county’s Community Development Division won an Award of Excellence from NACCED for its HOME Investment Partnerships Program last month. The award is in recognition for the $9 million Kingsburg Marion Villas Senior Apartments, funded in part with $1 million in county HOME Investment Partnership Grant funds.

The 45-unit community was the first-ever HOME funded development and affordable senior apartment project in Kingsburg. The HOME program, administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides grants to states and localities to fund a wide range of activities to help low-income people find affordable housing.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Buddy Mendes, whose district includes Kingsburg, stated, “Fresno County is pleased to be recognized as a leader among America’s counties for the innovative and efficient use of Federal housing funds provided for County residents, and we are delighted with our Community Development Division’s efforts for the completion of this popular and unique new housing development serving Kingsburg senior citizens.”

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