WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $230,000 for Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. The funding will help develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create local jobs.
“Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. has been a life-line for residents and families in need of affordable housing assistance, even before COVID-19. This federal funding will equip them with additional resources to meet the continuing demand created by the impacts of the pandemic,” said Senator Cardin. “Team Maryland remains committed to working to expand affordable housing options and ensuring that every Maryland has access to housing and critical services in times of need.”
“Many Marylanders struggled with housing insecurity before the pandemic, but are in even more desperate straits now. These funds will help Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services provide affordable housing and counseling assistance to families in need. I’ll continue fighting for housing support during this crisis and after – because everyone should have access to quality, affordable housing,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
The funding comes from NeighborWorks America, which is a public nonprofit organization established by Congress. It supports and enhances a network of nearly 250 local and regional nonprofit partner NeighborWorks organizations. For 40 years, NeighborWorks America has supported local solutions to community development and affordable housing in urban, suburban, and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico by providing NeighborWorks organizations financial and grant support, training, technical assistance, organizational assessments, technology tools, and other services. In FY 2020, NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network provided over 438,600 housing and counseling services, including 23,400 homeowners created and 13,600 quality, affordable rental homes developed.