Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the City of Columbia and Lexington County will receive more than $4.6 million in housing grants.
The City of Columbia will receive a $1.47 million Community Development Block Grant, $1.16 million for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, and $887,000 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program.
Lexington County will receive a $1.12 Community Development Block Grant.
- The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) develops communities and provides housing by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households.
- The HOME Investment Partnership Program creates affordable housing by allowing communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
- The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program addresses the housing needs of persons diagnosed with AIDS.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.