Yorba Linda still benefits from grant program thought up by President Nixon

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Appropriately, Richard Nixon’s boyhood home of Yorba Linda is one of 1,209 governmental jurisdictions nationwide participating this year in one of the signature ideas of Nixon’s presidential administration: the Community Development Block Grant program.

Implemented on a bipartisan basis just months after Nixon left office in 1974, the block grants combined several separate federal programs designed to help low- and moderate-income areas or neighborhoods and income-qualified households.

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