Media Advisory: Congresswoman Flores to Visit Weslaco Village Apartments

WESLACO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The site where new affordable apartments will be built in Weslaco, Texas, will be visited on Wednesday by U.S. Representative Mayra Flores. The apartments are being demolished to make way for the $16.5 million reconstruction of the Weslaco Village apartments. The project was supported by a $750,000 grant from Wells Fargo Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).

Media are encouraged to attend an AHP grant celebration and participate in a tour of the existing property. Congresswoman Flores, R-TX, will be joined by the organization that received the grant – Prospera Housing Community Services, representatives from FHLB Dallas and city officials.

AHP funds are intended to help FHLB Dallas members finance the purchase, construction and/or rehabilitation of owner-occupied, rental or transitional housing and housing for the homeless. In 2021, FHLB Dallas awarded $18.5 million in grants to 26 affordable housing projects to help create or rehabilitate 2,113 units. A new round of funding will be awarded in the fall. For more information about AHP, visit fhlb.com/ahp.

WHAT:

Affordable Housing Site Tour

WHEN:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday August 17, 2022

WHO:

Mayra Flores, U.S. Representative, Texas’ 34e District

Gilbert PietteCEO of Prospera Housing Community Services

Jacques Haas Woodring, leader, Prospera Community Housing Services

Rebeka de la Fuente Director of Planning and Code Enforcement, City of Weslaco

Eric Harar, Director of Government and Industry Relations, FHLB Dallas

Bruce HattonAffordable Housing Program Manager, FHLB Dallas

WHERE:

Weslaco Village Apartments Community Room

1601 South Bridge Avenue, Weslaco, Texas 78596

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