MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation says the state is going to receive $21 million in affordable housing and community development funds.

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, Independent Sen. Bernie Sander and Democratic U.S. House Rep. Peter Welch say the money will be used to support affordable housing and community development projects.

The funds are from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NeighborWorks America.

Leahy, Sanders and Welch say they will "continue to fight for the essential funding that helps support and build on the successes our partners have had in addressing and ending homelessness."

They will also invest in Vermont communities "to ensure they remain vibrant and prosperous for generations to come."