San Bernardino, CA – Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) announced that two nonprofit housing assistance programs in San Bernardino County have received a total of $635,000 in grant funding from Neighborworks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing options for families throughout the country. As a result of this grant funding, Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc. (NHSIE) received an award of $330,000 and Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) received $305,000. Rep. Aguilar is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, he has been a consistent advocate in favor of funding for affordable-housing programs.
“To continue rebuilding the Inland Empire’s economy, we have to make sure that a wide range of affordable housing options exist in our communities,” said Rep. Aguilar. “I’m grateful for the hard work of the NHSIE and the NPHS to make sure that families in our region can find good homes, and for all they’ve done to help revitalize our neighborhoods. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue fighting for funding that will help ensure more Inland Empire families can access affordable housing and achieve the American dream of homeownership.”
Dawn Lee, Executive Director of the NHSIE, said, “Since 2013, NHSIE has helped over 850 families in the Inland Empire become sustainable homeowners by providing them with the tools needed to achieve the American Dream, even in the IE’s high-cost housing market. Homeownership is one of the most effective ways to build individual and community wealth, strengthen neighborhoods and contribute to economic prosperity. NeighborWorks America’s support allows us to make this possible.”
“NPHS is extremely grateful for NeighborWorks America’s continued support,” stated Clemente Mojica, NPHS CEO. “This funding will allow NPHS to create innovative housing and economic solutions that advance the well-being of people, vitality of neighborhoods, creation of jobs, and sustainability of the environment. Thousands of families will benefit from this investment.”