(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement made by NeighborWorks America that over $500,000 will be awarded to three Washington state community-based organizations to rehabilitate affordable housing. These grants will help communities restore affordable housing and create financing and lending tools to assist communities that have been impacted by the economic recession and high foreclosure rates. As Chair of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray worked to include funding for these grants in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010.
“Investing in our housing market will create jobs, put families in quality and affordable homes, and get our economy moving again,” said Senator Murray. “I will continue working hard to make affordable housing accessible across our state and to make the dream of owning a home become a reality for Washington state families.”
- Community Frameworks, located in Spokane, has been awarded $130,000
- HomeSight, located in Seattle, has been awarded $104,000
- NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor County, located in Aberdeen, has been awarded $326,750