USDA Rural Development Acting Area Director Leann Gleason today announced Single Family Housing 504 Repair funding of to Ms. Lola Jones, a resident of Caldwell County. The funds were used to make replacements and improvements to her home.
“As our homes get older, we still want them to be safe, secure and up-to-date. Owning a home is a commitment in many ways and repairs are necessary over time,” said Gleason. “We are honored to have been able to assist Ms. Jones in making these improvements to ensure her home is safe and able to sustain for many years to come.”
Lola Jones searched for the resources to get repairs done to her home. She reached out to USDA Rural Development and was awarded a 504 Grant and Loan to replace her roof, gutters and doors last year. This year, she was able to qualify for a 504 loan to fix her patio, sliding glass door, and awning. With these improvements, she has been able to maintain and upkeep her beautiful home.
The Single Family Housing 504 Repair Loan and Grant Program provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the St. Joseph Area Office at (816) 364-3927, Ext 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $218 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.