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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Ralph Paige, the Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (LAF):
COLUMBUS, GA—Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the awarding of a new $395,400 grant from the NeighborWorks national organization to assist NeighborWorks Columbus in their efforts to revitalize and sustain communities, promote and preserve affordable housing options, as well as create and sustain jobs in Columbus, Georgia during the 2015 fiscal year. The national funding is appropriated through the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.
COLUMBUS, GA—Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that the Columbus Housing Authority will receive $837,119 in housing voucher grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with the Booker T. Washington Development renewal project, a low-income housing development scheduled for demolition. The housing choice vouchers will allow low-income families to lease or purchase safe and affordable privately-owned housing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Related Agencies, supported the greater Columbus area hospitality industry with regards to the Army’s process of privatizing base lodging by including specific language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill admonishing the Army for the administration of their Privatized Lodging Program.
COLUMBUS, GA—Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement announcing the awarding of a new $293,125 grant from the NeighborWorks national organization to assist NeighborWorks Columbus during the 2014 fiscal year. The funding is appropriated through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and will support NeighborWorks Columbus in their efforts to revitalize and sustain communities, promote and preserve affordable housing options, and create and sustain jobs in Columbus, Georgia.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) released a statement regarding the failure of Congress to pass a budget or ‘continuing resolution’ to fund the government and keep services open for all Americans:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA-02) released a statement regarding his vote on H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. The SKILLS Act consolidates 35 individual workforce investment programs into one block grant without evidence that it would improve the delivery of job training services.
COLUMBUS, GA – Today, the United States Army released a final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment, which reviews and analyzes the impact of an anticipated force-wide restructuring plan. The Army has completed this analysis in an effort to ensure that vital national defense capabilities are maintained in a climate of budgetary constraints as U.S. missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to an end.
Columbus, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) held a town hall meeting at Fort Benning today with service members and their families who highlighted a range of issues including military housing, education, and rising health care costs. As the new Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Rep. Bishop is looking for solutions to ease the burden of wartime service, and improve the support system for military families.
(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)
To The Editor:
I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to and correct the numerous false assertions of the Letter to the Editor written by Lake Adams, which appeared in the Saturday, April 24 edition of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.