Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was joined by Mayor A C Wharton, Housing and Urban Development Director Ed Jennings, and Rosalyn Willis from McCormack Baron Salazar in announcing that Memphis will receive $30 million in federal funding to redevelop Foote Homes and revitalize Memphis after winning President Obama’s Choice Neighborhood competition. Earlier this year, the City of Memphis was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as one of nine finalists for this grant after a multi-year effort by Congressman Cohen, Mayor Wharton and others in the city, to encourage the Obama administration to designate Memphis as a Choice Neighborhood.
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a total of $1,352,963 in federal funds to support affordable housing programs and facilities in Shelby County. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Grant programs.
President’s ConnectHome Initiative Targets Memphis for Bridge over Digital Divide, Accelerated Broadband Adoption
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) commended Memphis’ selection as a participant in President Obama’s new ConnectHome initiative, which is aimed at accelerating broadband internet adoption by families and children through partnerships with local governments, private industry, non-profits, and other entities focused on tailoring internet access solutions to our community. Nationwide, both low-income and African-American households are significantly less likely to have internet access at home than other households.
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has selected the city as one of nine finalists for a HUD Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant. The city will now compete for an individual federal grant worth up to $30 million, with winners expected to be announced in September. Today’s announcement follows years of effort by Congressman Cohen, working with Mayor Wharton and others in the city, to encourage the Obama administration to designate Memphis as a Choice Neighborhood
Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the House Financial Services Committee passed the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015 (H.R. 650), important legislation to protect affordable housing:
MEMPHIS, TN - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that HUD will provide $358,506 in grants to the Memphis VA Medical Center to offer permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans.