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As National Homeownership Month comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is making a push to approve H.R. 3316, the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA), legislation he is sponsoring with Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-3) designed to encourage investment in distressed neighborhoods.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released details on the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), newly unveiled legislation co-sponsored by Higgins that dedicates more than $1.5 trillion to rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating American jobs.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced NeighborWorks® Community Partners Niagara Falls will receive a $14,969 grant through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling program.
Higgins said, “Navigating the home buying process is confusing and convoluted. NeighborWorks® Community Partners Niagara Falls is there to help guide residents through the process.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined a bipartisan group of more than 60 members calling to temporarily waive local fund matching requirements for all National Heritage Areas. This waiver would come at no cost to taxpayers and would enable National Heritage Areas to access already appropriated federal funds in order to better support their communities working to weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to negotiate with New York State government in good faith to resolve the suspension of enrollment and renewal of Trusted Traveler program participation for New York State residents.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020. The bipartisan bill, approved by a vote of 417-1, makes more businesses eligible for the program and provides urgent solutions to some of the challenges small businesses are facing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the House of Representatives’ Northern Border Caucus is asking U.S. and Canada leaders to re-examine the scope of those provided essential travel status as communities on each side of the border begin reopening measures.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino and Reverend Craig Pridgen, Senior Pastor and True Bethel Baptist Church and President of the Niagara Ministerial Council are teaming up to share information about the Census and stress how important it is for residents to be counted.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the Heroes Act, the fourth emergency bill directed at addressing the resources and relief desperately needed by to communities battling COVID-19.
The broad legislative package includes funding for healthcare, protections for workers, support for schools and small businesses impacted by the outbreak, resources to address food insecurity and other needs for those out of work, and direct funding for state and local governments.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is advocating for the U.S. Transportation Department to fund applications submitted by the City of Buffalo and New York State Parks for federal grants under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program.