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published on October 19, 2017 - 4:19 PM
Written by David Castellon

Agencies in Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties will divide more than $28.7 million to support construction of more affordable housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money to California’s 21st Congressional District, which extends into portions of all four counties, according to an announcement issued by the U.S. representative for that district, David Valadao, R-Hanford.

The largest chunk of the money, more than $9.6 million, will go to Fresno County, followed by $5.7 million for Kern County, $5 million to the City of Bakersfield and $4.2 million to the City of Fresno.

The cities of Hanford, Visalia, Tulare, Porterville and Delano also are slated to receive portions of the HUD money.

“This federal funding will allow our communities to address some of the serious housing, infrastructure, and economic challenges we face today. These programs have proven to be effective in strengthening the Central Valley and positively impacting communities from Fresno to Bakersfield,” Valadao stated in a press release.

“I applaud the Department of Housing and Urban Development for their continued investment in California’s Central Valley and look forward to ensuring these critical programs receive the resources necessary through my position on the House Appropriations Committee.”

The money will be disbursed through federal Community Development Block grants, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Emergency Solutions Grant program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.

 

Here’s how the HUD money will be divided:

 

Recipients

Funding

Bakersfield

$5,066,817

Delano

$612,773

Fresno

$9,638,303

Hanford

$556,879

Porterville

$646,000

Tulare

$600,163

Visalia

$1,560,613

Fresno County

$4,293,813

Kern County

$5,725,648

Total

$28,701,009

   


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