May 21 2007

Graham Announces Nearly $1.3 Million in Housing Grants for Sumter County

WASHINGTON-  U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Sumter will receive nearly $1.3 million in housing program grants.

Community Development Block Grant - $389,384

The Community Development Block Grant program develops communities and provides housing by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households.

HOME Investment Partnership - $895,749

The HOME Investment Partnership Program creates affordable housing by allowing communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.

American Dream Down Payment Initiative - $13,533

The American Dream Down Payment Initiative promotes homeownership opportunities by providing necessary resources for down payment and closing cost assistance to lower-income and minority households.

The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.