$700,000 for Colusa homes
The City of Colusa has received $700,000 in housing grants, Rep. John Garamendi said Friday.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded HOME Investment Partnership grants to Colusa of $350,000 for its First-Time Homebuyer Program and $350,000 for its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.
The HOME Investment Partnership grants are funded by the United States Housing and Urban Development competitive block grant and are applied for by cities and counties in California upon receiving Notices of Funding Availability. The grants are awarded based on the need displayed by the community in their notice response.
Fairfield, also in Garamendi's district, received $500,000 in grants.
"These grants will help ensure affordable quality housing is available in our communities. I thank Colusa and Fairfield officials for their hard work in securing these funds, which will strengthen the financial security of our friends and neighbors and will make our communities even better places to live," Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in a statement.
The money to Colusa will help with 12 homes.
Garamendi learned of the award in a Jan. 10 letter from the state agency.