Rep. Gil Cisneros Jr., D-Fullerton, Tuesday announced $8 million in state funds have been allocated for his congressional district to aid residents whose homes were damaged by wildfires.
The money from the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be given to NeighborWorks Orange County, NHS Neighborhood Lending Services and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.
“We’ve seen the devastating effects of wildfires in our community and across California,” Cisneros said. “They can destroy homes, cause health problems, and turn lives upside down.”
The congressman, whose 39th Congressional District includes parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, said “rebuilding a home after a tragedy like this can be a difficult financial challenge,” especially for low-income residents.
“While we cannot fully replace everything that has been lost, this funding from the CalHome Disaster Assistance Program can help families in California’s 39th District with rebuilding their homes and their lives,” Cisneros said.
NeighborWorks Orange County, which provides mortgage assistance for first-time homebuyers, will receive $1 million. NHS Neighborhood Lending Services, which provides similar services, will receive $3.2 million, and Habitat for Humanity will get $3.7 million.
The money comes from disaster declarations for wildfires in October 2017; December 2017 through January 2018; July 23 through Sept. 19, 2018; and Nov. 8-25, 2018.
Cisneros’ district includes the cities of Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights.
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