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HUD AWARDS OVER $38 MILLION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS
February 17, 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded over $38 million to city, county, and Native American tribal governments, and non-profit organizations in 17 states to protect children and families from home health hazards. HUD is providing these 23 grants through its Healthy Homes Production Grant Program to identify and mitigate health and safety hazards in the homes of families of low-income.
These investments will protect families and children by eliminating significant home health and safety hazards in over 2,600 homes of low-income families. In addition, the investments will provide resources to build capacity for healthy homes interventions to support a workforce including housing renovation contractors, subsidies for licensing or certification fees to low-income persons seeking credentials as healthy housing practitioners, lead sampling technicians or certified renovators; and conducting targeted outreach, affirmative marketing, and education that helps promote participation in the program.
Rebuilding Together SIlicon Valley HHP Grant Amount: $1,200,000.00
Families in SJ Neighborhood to Receive Free Cameras in Effort to Fight Crime
—By Stephanie Magallon | NBC Bay Area
November 29, 2022
Dozens of families in San Jose’s Seven Trees neighborhood will be getting free Ring doorbell cameras and motion sensor lights in an effort to battle crime.
The group behind the effort is Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and they chose that neighborhood, made up of the working class, low-income families, and aging residents, as a starting point.
“Last year someone crashed into our garage and it was a hit and run, and there were no cameras, nobody saw and this person left and we were left with a broken garage, broken wall, broken car,” said Marisol Barohona, of the Seven Trees Neighborhood Association.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – September 20: Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley volunteers and Lowe’s employees work on the house of John Migeulgorry, 79, a Vietnam War veteran, on Sept. 20, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and Lowe’s fixed up homes for two veterans in San Jose and one in Morgan Hill
—By Dylan Bouscher and Dai Sugano | | Bay Area News Group
September 20, 2022
SAN JOSE — John Migeulgorry was not expecting a fresh coat of paint and a new air conditioner and water heater when Lowes and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley partnered to renovate the Vietnam War veteran’s San Jose home on Tuesday.
“It’s unbelievable — and they’re all so nice. They’re very, very thoughtful and kind,” Migeulgorry said of the dozens of volunteers who helped, adding that he initially joked with the project organizers that it would take that many folks to complete the work his house needed before they assured him that’s exactly how many people would show up.
Members of the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals volunteered on Black April to fix up a home in East San Jose. Photo by Tran Nguyen.
San Jose remembers fall of Saigon through stories, volunteering
—News Provided By PRxDigital
May 1, 2022
Not all Vietnamese residents spent Saturday looking back at history. In East San Jose, some decided to roll up their sleeves to help others.
A group of 30 volunteers with the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP) partnered with nonprofit Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley to help fix up the home of a low-income Vietnamese family. VNARP has done similar projects in the past.
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