Salas Announces Over $5 Million to Help Families Purchase Homes

$5,820,000 awarded in the Central Valley for homeowner grants

Salas Announces Over $5 Million to Help Families Purchase Homes

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the decision by the
California Department of Housing and Community Development to award $5,820,000 in grants to
Kern and Kings Counties to help underserved families become homeowners.

“I am thrilled to see more investment come to the Valley that will help our families become
homeowners,” said Assemblymember Salas. “We will continue to fight on behalf of working families
so that more Californians can achieve a part of the American Dream of homeownership.”

The CalHome program received this funding, which will be awarded to local public agencies and
nonprofits to fund local programs aimed at assisting low-and very low-income households to become
or remain homeowners. The following cities and organizations were awarded grants:

● City of McFarland - $1,500,000
● City of Avenal - $750,000
● Self-Help Enterprises (Kings County) - $1,320,000
● Self-Help Enterprises (Tulare) - $2,250,000

Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano,
Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.