Ami Bera

07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 14:38

Rep. Bera Secures $275,000 in House Appropriations Package to Support Housing Services for Sacramento-area Domestic Violence Survivors

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) announced that he helped secure $275,000 in the FY 2022 House Appropriations package to help complete renovations and improvements to WEAVE's permanent support housing units for domestic violence survivors in Sacramento County.

'As a doctor, I have seen the physical and emotional trauma of domestic and sexual violence firsthand. We must do more as a community to ensure domestic violence survivors have access to resources that empower them and protect them from future violence,' said Representative Bera. 'WEAVE has been an important community partner in providing crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence in Sacramento County. I'm proud to have secured $275,000 in the FY 2022 House Appropriations package to support renovations to WEAVE's permanent supportive housing units and improve accessibility, reducing barriers for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and chronic health conditions.'

The following project and funding championed by Rep. Bera was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor-HHS House Appropriations Bill, which passed the House of Representatives today:

Project Sponsor: WEAVE INC.

Project Name: WEAVE Facilities

Project Location: 1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Funding Amount: $275,000

Explanation: The funding would be used to complete renovations and improvements to WEAVE's permanent supportive housing units. WEAVE provides critical support services to survivors of domestic violence and aims to provide specialized services in accessible, inclusive, and welcoming spaces that accommodate the needs of each victim. These renovations will improve accessibility of these permanent support housing units and reduce barriers for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

The Fiscal Year 2022 Labor-HHS House Appropriations Bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. In total, Rep. Bera secured more than $2.5 million to support eight community funding projects for the Sacramento-region in the House FY 2022 appropriations bills.