Housing and Homelessness
Congressman Bera is fighting for more high quality and affordable housing options for Sacramento County. He knows that many homeowners are having trouble in our changing economy, and many families are struggling to keep up with high monthly rent payments. Congressman Bera is also working hard to bring resources to Sacramento County to combat homelessness. He believes that we have a responsibility to help the homeless get back on our feet for their wellbeing and our region’s wellbeing.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan emergency relief package for American families and small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07) led 18 bipartisan members of Congress in a letter urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to ensure funding for a program that reduces homelessness among veterans. The program, known as HUD-VASH, serves homeless veterans and combines HUD rental vouchers with VA case management services, including health care and counseling.
RANCHO CORDOVA -- Dozens of local veterans who were struggling with housing and employment issues now have a roof over their heads, as a first-of-its-kind apartment complex for veterans opened its doors in Rancho Cordova.
It’s much easier for Carl Blount to smile these days. The former Navy vet, and single father of three has a home to call his own.
Rancho Cordova – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) delivered remarks at the Mather Veterans Village dedication. Congressman Bera has been a strong supporter of the village, by securing 50 additional housing vouchers for the project from both the VA and HUD, which was key to keeping the project on schedule. He also participated the groundbreaking of the project in October 2014, and his office has worked to provide services and information to many of the veterans who will be living in the village.
Sacramento's Elica Health Centers (Elica), has been awarded $700,000 in federal funds to a operate a new permanent health center in the Arden-Arcade area, a project for which Congressman Ami Bera advocated.
Elica provides high-quality, affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate health care to under-served families and children in the Sacramento region living below the poverty level, including individuals who are homeless. They emphasize prevention, wellness, health education, and chronic disease management.