Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that more than $2.5 million in CARES Act funding will go to housing grants targeted directly at Southwest Washington communities.
From her position as a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler fought to secure this funding in the CARES Act, now being allocated to Southwest Washington Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
Clark County, the City of Vancouver, and the City of Longview will be receiving a combined $2,526,860 in CDBG. These grants aim to help provide shelter and affordable housing for vulnerable residents, and address health issues that include preventing the spread of and responding to cases of COVID-19.
"Protecting residents who are especially vulnerable during COVID-19, and keeping affordable housing safe and accessible, are of the utmost importance at this time," Herrera Beutler said. "This is why I worked in Congress to secure these federal dollars in the CARES Act now being targeted to positively impact our communities and residents in Southwest Washington."
CARES Act CDBG Funds for Southwest Washington:
Clark County: $1,168,791
City of Vancouver: $1,127,065
City of Longview: $231,004