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

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), is pleased to announce that the Rural Development agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $62,979 Housing Preservation Grant for the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and a $50,000 Housing Preservation Grant for SW Georgia Community Action.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of a legislative package providing disaster relief for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The aid package provides $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $450 million for the Small Business Administration, and is a significant first step in addressing a particularly active hurricane season. The legislation passed the full U.S. House of Representatives in a vote of 419 to 3.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the release earlier today of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request:
“Budgets reflect values. They reflect a prioritization of scarce resources, and are a signal of what an administration does and does not care about.
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago.
Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding last night’s storms in Middle and Southwest Georgia:

“My prayers go out to all those impacted by the terrible storms that swept through the Middle and Southwest Georgia region. The damage was significant, and my office stands open and ready to assist those affected.

Mar 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressmen Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), and Brad Ashford (D-Nebraska) introduced The Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2016 (H.R. 4816), bipartisan legislation addressing the administrative burdens facing small and rural housing authorities across the country. 

Oct 27, 2015 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced the release of over $3 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. LIHEAP aids individuals and families, especially seniors and children, heat their homes in the winter, cool their homes in the summer, and assist with insulation to ensure that their homes are energy efficient. Grantees with completed FY 2016 LIHEAP plans will receive award letters with their individual allotments.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

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):

Mar 9, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 19, 2014 Press Release

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.