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

Shelter Worker Accused of Stealing from Homeless Faces Additional Charges

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced additional criminal charges have been filed against a former employee at the Phoenix Rescue Mission accused of stealing social security benefits from the homeless. A State Grand jury indicted Sergio Solorzano on three additional felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, and Taking the Identity of Another

Indictment Against Man Accused of Stealing from Homeless

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a State Grand Jury indicted a former employee at the Phoenix Rescue Mission on allegations of stealing social security benefits from a homeless man. Sergio Solorzano is facing four felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, Taking the Identity of Another, and Unlawful Use of an Access Device. Special Agents with the Attorney General’s Office believe there could be additional victims who have yet to come forward

Rep. Grijalva Volunteers with Casa Maria in honor of Cesar Chavez Day

Today, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) joined volunteers with the Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community to help feed homeless and hungry members of the Tucson community. His volunteer work culminates a week of service to honor and remember the life of Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to protecting civil rights and improving the lives of farm workers

Grijalva Highlights $600 Million in Newly Available Funding to Help Homeless and Low Income...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today highlighted $600 million in newly available grants being offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce and hopefully eliminate veteran homelessness across the country. The department is offering $300 million in fiscal year 2014 and $300 million in fiscal year 2015 in nationally competitive bid offers.


TUCSON - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today welcomed an announcement that homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will benefit from nearly $3.3 million in grants awarded to three Tucson organizations by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


TUCSON, AZ - October 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today announced that a Tucson agency will receive a grant worth more than a quarter million dollars annually from the Veterans Administration to house 20 job-seeking homeless veterans

Homeless Continue to Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer

July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Phoenix will accept donated items through Sept. 30 for the many homeless people who have no shelter and are in need of a few basic items that will keep them safe during the hot summer days

Grijalva Congratulates Tucson Group For Receiving $446,000 Grant to Assist Homeless Youth With Housing,...

Washington, D.C. - July 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) for receiving a $446,000 competitively awarded grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental and other assistance to chronically homeless youth in Tucson. The grant, awarded under HUD’s Continuum of Care group of programs, is part of approximately $190 million awarded this week by the department to support 550 local projects that will offer housing and other support to nearly 20,000 homeless individuals and families


WASHINGTON, DC - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today announced that two Tucson organizations will receive a total of $445,000 to provide job training for homeless veterans

Mitchell Attends Dedication Ceremony of Homeless Veteran Transitional Housing

PHOENIX, AZ - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell today attended the dedication ceremony of Madison Street Veterans Association's (MSVA) new transitional housing community, which will help homeless veterans transition from the streets back into family and community living. The center will be run by homeless and formerly homeless veterans. MSVA is an independent organization of homeless veterans and formerly homeless veterans within the Lodestar Day Resource Center, which assists homeless individuals find transitional and permanent housing, as well as job training and placement

Homeless Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer

May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the temperatures soar and the hot summer days are upon us, many homeless people who live on the streets do not have their basic needs met. The city of Phoenix is asking people to donate the following items - unopened water bottles, sunscreen, new underwear, white socks, white T-shirts, insect repellent and pre-packaged snack items such as individually wrapped cookies and crackers - that will be distributed to the homeless

Grijalva Commends Department of Justice for Opening Investigation of Goldman Sachs Home Loan Investments

Washington, D.C. - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today hailed the announcement that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is referring its Goldman Sachs investigation to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for potential criminal charges. Grijalva signed an April 23 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for DOJ to investigate the company’s activities in connection with the economic crisis.

Arizona Receives More Than $2 Million For Counseling Individuals and Families Facing Housing Foreclosures

Washington, D.C. - April 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Arizona Department of Housing today received more than $2 million from NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit created by Congress to support community revitalization, for counseling to families and individuals facing a home foreclosure. The money will be disbursed by the department’s Housing Finance Authority

Grijalva Calls for New Government Action on Home Foreclosure Crisis, Points to Overseers’ HAMP...

Washington, D.C. - March 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today called on the White House to more fully address the nation’s ongoing foreclosure crisis. Grijalva signed a letter along with 26 other House Democrats urging Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to consider a range of options – including the creation of a new government entity to buy up distressed mortgages – and to make the issue a higher priority in the coming days

Mortgage Fraud Leader Sentenced to Nearly 17 Years in Prison

PHOENIX, AZ - March 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mario G. Bernadel, 51, a citizen of Haiti, was sentenced today to nearly 17 years in prison for his conviction on multiple counts for leading a mortgage fraud scheme in Phoenix that cost banks over $9 million.

Homeless Still Need Help Staying Warm

February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many of the community's homeless end up on the streets without blankets, clothing and other necessities to keep them warm when temperatures drop during the night, even though it’s warming up during the day.

Phoenix Public Transit Progresses With ARRA Projects

August 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Phoenix Public Transit Department announced it was awarded $88.8 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for projects in the Phoenix/Mesa urbanized area. The portion of these funds dedicated to city of Phoenix projects totals more than $29.1 million in improvements to its transit system and infrastructure, including $3.9 million for METRO light rail improvements in Phoenix. Also, as the region’s federal grant recipient for the Phoenix/Mesa urbanized area, the city of Phoenix was awarded additional funds to disburse to grant sub-recipients.

Mayor Celebrates the First Phoenix Home Weatherization Using Federal Recovery Funds

August 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon will celebrate the first Phoenix home renovated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “Weatherization Program” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the home of Arthur and Rosa Lovato, 1711 W. Mitchell Dr. The city of Phoenix received 7.2 million federal dollars to fund this program, administered by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department

Nogales Port of Entry to Receive GSA Funds Under Recovery Act

Washington, D.C. - July 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva announced today that the Nogales West U.S. Land Port of Entry in Congressional District 7 will receive grant funds from the General Services Administration (GSA) through the American Recovery and Investment Act to construct a new high-performance green federal building.


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