U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Bob Morgan today announced two Housing Preservation Grant or HPG project awards.
The two projects were awarded to Safe Housing Inc. and DON Enterprises Inc. for a total of $551,524. The projects will support more than 36 homes across five counties in Pennsylvania. The HPG program provides grants to sponsor organizations for the repair and rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.
“The Biden-Harris Administration and USDA are making record investments in rural America to ensure everyone in this country has a path to success,” Morgan said. “The investments we’re making today will have lasting economic and social benefits that will allow current and future generations to make a good life right at home in their rural communities.”
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.
Safe Housing Inc.’s grant of $275,762 will be used to conduct housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied low and very low-income residents in eligible areas of Adams County, Pennsylvania. They plan to repair six houses within Adams County. Grant funds will be used to remove health and safety hazards, correct code violations, and/or improve accessibility, if needed. The funds are an essential tool to assist folks, in Adams County, to maintain their homes. This project will help ensure that low and very low-income homeowners have a safe and decent home in which to live.
DON Enterprises Inc.’s grant of $275,762 will be used to conduct housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied low and very low-income residents in eligible areas. DON Enterprises, Inc. plans to repair 30 houses within Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. Grant funds will be used to remove health and safety hazards, correct code violations, and/or improve accessibility if needed. The funds are an essential tool to help folks, in counties served by DON Enterprise, Inc., to maintain their homes. These funds will go a long way to ensure that low and very low-income homeowners have a safe and decent home in which to live.
Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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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