Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Sanford Bishop Announces Federal Grant for NeighborWorks Columbus

By Larry Gierer
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It was announced today by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop that Neighborworks Columbus has been awarded an $87,750 grant.

"Recently, we have see tough economic times, and the grant for Neighborworks Columbus is great news for our community," said Bishop. "I have worked very hard to ensure this grant for Columbus and I look forward to seeing the improvements that will soon be made towards addressing the housing needs of Columbus."

These appropriated funds will assist Neighborworks Columbus in rehabilitating affordable housing and creating financing or lending tools to assist communities adversely impacted by the foreclosure crisis and economic recession.

The funding for these "Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing" grants was provided through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 signed into law on Dec. 16, 2009.