Federal Funding is Part of Nearly $30 Million Congressman Correa Secured For Community Projects In CA-46 In The FY’23 Omnibus Package
Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) joined the American Veterans Assistance Group (AVAG) officials to announce $1 million in federal funding for veterans’ housing assistance in Anaheim on August 21, 2023.
The American Veterans Assistance Group (AVAG) currently provides mobile home options for low-income veterans throughout SoCal and financial and handicap assistance to veterans and their families. AVAG also serves veterans in manufactured housing communities involved with the Veterans Affordable Housing Program (VAHP), which encourages veterans to connect with one another as a veteran network.
AVAG also provides charitable, community-based programs such as food drives, home improvement resources, furniture distributions, clothing donations, referrals to career training and VA benefits, as well as recreation opportunities within AVAG’s mobile home communities. The more than 600 veterans living within communities create a substantial veteran network and add to the support and information available on services ranging from healthcare to training, education, and more.
This funding is part of the nearly $30 million that Rep. Correa secured for community projects throughout California’s 46th congressional district in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) omnibus appropriations bill, which President Joe Biden signed into law last year. Rep. Correa worked in lockstep with community leaders to identify priorities for CA-46 constituents and fought for them during the annual funding process.
ABOUT LOU: Congressman Lou Correa is a longtime Orange County resident with deep local roots. To this day, he lives only three miles from his childhood neighborhood in Anaheim. He is the son of working-class parents whose hard work gave him a chance at success and who has spent his career fighting to protect the American Dream and ensure anyone can reach the middle class, just as he did. In 2016, Lou was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to continue his work by representing the community he has spent the past 20 years serving, fighting to give everyone access to the same opportunity he had. Congressman Correa is committed to working across party lines to strengthen the middle class and give everyone a shot at the American Dream by investing in education, healthcare, and our fading infrastructure. He has introduced legislation to protect the legal rights of immigrants, care for veterans, and fight against the wasteful spending of taxpayer money.