Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Housing and Community Development

It is vital that individuals and families have access to the American Dream – namely, homeownership.  I support legislation to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stop predatory and irresponsible mortgage loan practices, increase the supply of affordable housing, expand veteran and rural housing opportunities, promote fair housing education and enforcement activities, and finance community development initiatives.

More on Housing and Community Development

Oct 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted $520,131 to the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe through its American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program.
 
Oct 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1 million to Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering to develop tactics to protect children from harmful emissions from controlled wildland burns. The project would provide equipment and new communications approaches to middle and high schools in Albany and Columbus.
Oct 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding $199,850 to Open Arms, Inc. in Albany, Georgia through the department’s Transitional Living Program. The program supports projects that provide long-term residential services to homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 22. Open Arms, Inc.
Oct 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced a $10 million loan award to Middle Georgia EMC and a $32.5 million loan award to Southern Rivers Energy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Electric Loan Program which helps modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric grids.
 
Sep 17, 2021 Page

Visit the DCA website for the Georgia Rental Assistance Program.
https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/

If you are a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 12 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants.
 
Sep 16, 2021 Press Release
BUENA VISTA, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development, Justin Maxson, City of Buena Vista Mayor Kevin Brown, and Georgia Rural Water Association Executive Director Jimmy Matthews met at Buena Vista City Hall to announce an $8.582 million funding award to the city to address urgent, major wastewater collection and treatment system repairs and improvements.
Sep 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday evening, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) hosted a virtual town hall meeting to help raise awareness about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program which is made possible by federal funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) successfully directed $7.2 million to Albany-area projects in this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The City of Albany will get $5.2 million to expand Driskell Park’s facilities as well as revitalize the Ritz Cultural Center, a historic landmark.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) successfully directed $500,000 to the Urban League of Greater Columbus for the revitalization and beautification of its historic headquarters. The project will preserve the architectural and cultural character of the building as well as ensure the safety of the facilities so that the organization can better assist the public.
Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

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