USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities
The deadline to apply is July 8, 2019

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[June 15, 2019]    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

Under the Housing Preservation Grant Program, USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners. Instead, the sponsoring organization receiving the grant helps to repair housing for low-income rural residents. Rental property owners may also receive assistance with rehabilitating housing complexes if they agree to make the repaired units available to low-income families.

Housing Preservation Grants may be used to resolve health or safety issues, improve accessibility, or make energy efficiency improvements to lower utility costs.

Town and county governments, public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 8, 2019. In Illinois, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development state office:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Brenda Barr, Multi-Family Housing Specialist
2118 W Park Court, Suite A
Champaign, IL 61821
For additional information, including details on how to apply, see page 24076 of the May 24, 2019, Federal Register.

[USDA Rural Development Illinois]



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