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USDA Announces More than $490,000 For Housing Repairs in Northern Michigan Communities

Alec Lloyd
East Lansing
Release Date

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins today announced $496,040 in home repair grants for rural Michigan residents in Alpena, Alcona, Ogemaw and Crawford counties.

“In addition to providing housing loans, USDA also can help rural residents make needed repairs, protecting their investment and keeping their homes safe and comfortable,” Fewins said.  “By working with our partners, we are able to leverage these funds, expanding the number of people we can help.”

The investments are part of President Biden’s commitment to advance equity for all, including those who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.


Grant Amount

Housing Units Repaired/Improved

Alpena County



Alcona County



Ogemaw County



Crawford County




The investments are being made through Housing Preservation Grants.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.  

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