Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Rep. Ruben Gallego Congratulates the City of Phoenix Housing Department on $2 Million Grant...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the City of Phoenix Housing Department has been awarded a $2 million grant through its Jobs-Plus Initiative Program. The grant will help low-income public housing residents to secure higher paying jobs by connecting them with employment opportunities, educational advancement, and financial literacy services

SENATE PASSES WATER INFRASTRUCTURE BILL THAT INCLUDES SENATOR McCAIN’S ARIZONA PRIORITIES

The United States Senate today passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which included five McCain provisions that reauthorize the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project, authorize funds for tribal wastewater certification, expedite permits for the removal of up to 500 acres of Salt Cedar, reduce Nogales’ financial burden for the IOI sewage pipeline and the accelerate reimbursements to tribes and states for water quality monitoring connected to the Gold King Mine spill

Flake Advances Major Arizona Drought Priority in Water Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today applauded the Senate’s unanimous approval of a package of amendments to a water infrastructure bill that included two provisions sought by the Senator, including one of Arizona’s major legislative priorities for combatting drought.

Flake Seeks to Support Ban on Earmarks, Eliminate Wasteful Spending in Water Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today filed seven amendments to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that are supportive of the congressional moratorium on earmarks, eliminate wasteful spending, and increase transparency.

HUD APPROVES SETTLEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF PHOENIX AND FAIR HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced today an agreement between the City of Phoenix, Arizona and two fair housing organizations resolving multiple complaints of housing discrimination. The Southwest Fair Housing Council (SFHC) and the Arizona Fair Housing Center (AFHC) alleged Phoenix violated the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its administration of the City's federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program.

Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on VA Grants to Address Veteran Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced more than $300 million in grant awards under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families prevent homelessness

Arizona Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Falsifying Bankruptcy Record

An Arizona real estate developer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for submitting false statements in his bankruptcy petition with the intent to conceal assets and property transfers from the bankruptcy trustee.

Grijalva Congratulates City of Tucson on Large Grant Award to Address Lead Paint

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated the City of Tucson for receiving a combined total on nearly $3 million from a Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant award and Healthy Homes Supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Rep. Grijalva, who led the Arizona Congressional Delegation’s Democratic members in writing HUD Secretary Julian Castro on behalf of the City’s grant application, released the following statement

Grijalva Introduces Legislation to Bring Deported Veterans Home

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced legislation to establish a veteran visa program which would permit eligible deported veterans to permanently return to the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident eligible for naturalization.

Bipartisan Witnesses Testify in Strong Support of Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources legislative hearing on his bill, H.R. 2663, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Grijalva Commends Improvements to Distressed Asset Stabilization Program

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement today after the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced enhancements to the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP), which has served to purchase severely delinquent loans since 2012. In April, Rep. Grijalva wrote HUD Secretary Julian Castro raising concerns about these properties being sold off by the government at rock bottom prices to the same financial institutions that caused the housing market to crash

Rep. Ruben Gallego Helps the City of Phoenix Secure $1.5 Million Grant for Revitalization...

Washington, DC - June 29, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the City of Phoenix has...

McCAIN, FLAKE & ARIZONA DELEGATION MEMBERS URGE HUD SECRETARY TO USE EXISTING RESOURCES TO...

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and members of the Arizona congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro today expressing concern that several Arizona-based housing organizations did not receive funding under the Department’s Tier 2 Continuum of Care (CoC) allocation, which is used to provide homeless individuals and families with transitional and permanent housing. This decision will result in the imminent displacement of 67 families in Maricopa County if a short-term solution is not found

GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY: ‘I WILL NOT SIGN LEGISLATION THAT THREATENS ARIZONA’S WATER FUTURE’

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 1268 and Senate Bill 1400. “Arizona enjoys a proud and longstanding reputation as a global leader in water management. Historically, we’ve planned ahead for the needs of our citizens and the future of our state but these bills undermine those efforts. While I appreciate the sponsor’s efforts to protect Arizona from federal overreach, I’m concerned S.B. 1268 and S.B. 1400 would encourage a patchwork of water ordinances throughout our cities and leave our water supply securities in peril

Grijalva Congratulates Housing America Corp on $1.5M Grant Award

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated Housing America Corporation (HAC) on receiving a nearly $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Yuma County. Grijalva, who wrote a letter of support for HAC’s grant application, released the following statement

Statement in support of protecting Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., gave the following statement in support of protecting the Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts under consideration in Congress. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides veterans with important resources such as housing benefits that can transfer to their dependents.

ADOT pursues federal grants to advance highway improvements

Improving traffic flow and safety on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. Helping commerce move on a state route between the border and Interstate 19 in Nogales. Rehabilitating an 850-foot-long bridge along Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona.

Rep. Gosar to Attend May 2nd Public Meeting in Lake Havasu City and Speak...

Congressman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) will be attending the public meeting taking place in Lake Havasu City on May 2, 2016, to examine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) controversial draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters

Grijalva Praises New Round of Hardest Hit Fund Money for Arizona Homeowners

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today praised the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement of the fifth round of funding for their Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), which includes $28,282,519 for the State of Arizona. The program funds target foreclosure prevention efforts run by state housing finance agencies in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn. Grijalva, who helped lead efforts in 2012 and 2013 to increase HHF participation and improve distribution of resources, released the following statement

Flake Advances Arizona Water, Energy, Land Priorities in Senate Energy Bill

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today successfully advanced a host of Arizona water, energy, and land management priorities when six of his amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (EPMA) were approved by the Senate. Most notably, the EPMA now includes Flake’s National Parks Access Act, legislation that will reimburse Arizona and five other states that advanced approximately $2 million to the National Park Service to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown.

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Democratic Reps. to Speaker Ryan: Do you support seizing private property...

Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Congressman José Serrano (D-NY), Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA), and Congressman Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to clarify his position on whether the federal government should be permitted to use eminent domain to obtain land for the construction of President Trump’s border wall.