Harder Announces $2.9 Million Federal Investment in Affordable Housing for Modesto

August 5, 2019
Press Release
Grants Will Provide Modesto Resources to get Families Off the Street, Expand Low and Moderate Income Housing

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will invest $2.9 million to help increase affordable housing for low income and moderate income people in Modesto. 

“Every single person in the Valley deserves a roof over their head and a place to call home,” said Rep. Harder. “We need comprehensive solutions to solve the root causes of homelessness and get our neighbors back on their feet – but in the meantime this funding will help combat the growing homelessness problem in our communities by providing more affordable housing to our friends and families. I’m glad that HUD realized the level of need in Modesto and granted these vital funds.”

“The City of Modesto has a long standing record of being supportive of sustainable affordable housing including housing for Veterans, people with disabilities, seniors, and families with children. The Housing Authority is appreciative of the partnership with the City of Modesto,” said Barbara Kauss, Executive Director of the Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority.

The funding will be divided between three HUD grant programs:

The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program, which will provide $1,872,692 in funding, helps to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, which will provide $170,023 in funding, provides resources specifically for homeless individuals and families living on the street by improving the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for our homeless and providing essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent residents from becoming homeless in the first place. 

The HOME program, which will provide $871,210 in funding, helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-income families by providing grants to local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.