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Upton Announces New Community Development Block Grant for Portage

Grant worth $237,119 to be used for wide range of community development needs

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Washington, August 23, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a new Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Portage, Michigan. The grant, allocated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is worth $237,119 and is to be used for housing assistance programs, homebuyer down payment assistance programs, neighborhood improvements, human/public services, and administration.

“This community development block grant will improve lives right here in Portage,” said Upton. “Affordable housing is critical for families looking to put down roots in our region. Working directly with our local leaders we were able to secure this grant funding. We’re all looking forward to seeing the grant in action and the positive impact it will have on community pride.”

“The City of Portage so appreciates the efforts Congressman Upton has made, and continues to make, to support low-income folks in our community,” added Portage City Manager Laurence Shaffer.

The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs including affordable housing, services for the most vulnerable, and creating jobs. To learn more about the CDBG program please click here.

For more information on Upton’s record of results for Southwest Michigan please click here.

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