Connolly Announces HUD Grant Funding for Fairfax and Prince William Counties
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the following HUD grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties.
“I am pleased to announce today that HUD has awarded almost $10 million in Community Development Block Grants and HOME grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “This funding is critical in helping our local governments provide housing assistance and advancing homelessness prevention efforts. Very simply, these programs save lives. If the Trump budget were adopted, however, these programs would be eliminated.”
The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of 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.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.
The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
The Trump budget would zero out each of these programs.