Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


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.

“I commend NeighborWorks America and its willingness to invest in Columbus and support the American dream by providing this significant grant,” said Congressman Bishop. “I am very thankful for the diligent work of NeighborWorks Columbus, as their effort to help families find a home not only creates jobs and provides basic security, but also strengthens our communities throughout the greater Chattahoochee Valley.”

“We acknowledge that NeighborWorks America has enjoyed bi-partisan support of the work its affiliates do in the field every day,” said Justin Krieg, NeighborWorks Columbus Board Chair. “This allocation will allow NeighborWorks Columbus to continue to pursue our vision of eliminating substandard housing in Columbus. We are very appreciative of Congressman Bishop’s support.”

The NeighborWorks Columbus chapter is a part of the national, public nonprofit organization which supports and builds the capacity of over 240 local and regional nonprofit partner NeighborWorks organizations, comprised of local private-sector business leaders, local government representatives, and community residents. Established by Congress in 1978, NeighborWorks and the NeighborWorks network assisted 323,400 families with housing and created and maintained 35,000 jobs during the 2014 fiscal year alone.

For background on previous grants to NeighborWorks Columbus, please click here and here. To learn more about NeighborWorks Columbus, please click here.