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March 09, 2021

Aguilar Announces Over $680,000 for Inland Empire Affordable Housing Programs

 Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. (NPHS) has received a $295,000 grant and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire (NHSIE) has received a grant of $394,500 from NeighborWorks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization. NPHS and NHSIE are local nonprofit organizations that work to help San Bernardino County residents access affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization projects, community wealth-building initiatives and services for small businesses.

“Our nonprofit partners like NPHS and NHSIE play huge roles in making sure San Bernardino County families have access to the affordable housing and community resources they need to succeed. I’m proud to support these types of federal funding initiatives to make sure organizations like these can continue to offer these programs,” said Aguilar.   

“The NeighborWorks America funding is critical to the economic recovery of our local communities, residents and businesses,” stated Clemente Mojica, NPHS CEO. “The funding will allow NPHS to create meaningful change for underserved communities throughout our region and provide entrepreneurs the necessary tools to grow and thrive through these difficult times.”

“We are appreciative of the support of Congressman Aguilar as we continue our work of providing the tools needed to help expand homeownership in the Inland Empire. Now, more than ever, the pandemic and social inequities have highlighted the health and economic challenges faced by many disadvantaged families in our communities. NHSIE’s work centers on leveling the playing field so that hard working residents with modest incomes have the opportunity to purchase and maintain safe and decent housing. The award will be used to support our efforts to create innovative affordable housing opportunities that are assets to local neighborhoods,” said Felicia Brown-Smith, Executive Director and CEO of NHSIE.

Aguilar serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for determining funding levels for federal agencies and programs.