USDA Helps Christian County Resident with Home Repairs

Photo of the homeownership celebration in Clever, MO.
Contact: Cody Green
(417) 456-3163 x4

USDA Rural Development Housing Program Director Pam Anglin today announced Single Family Housing 504 Repair funding in the amount of $6,130 to Gary and Ethel Hylton, residents of Clever, Missouri. The funds were used for making improvements to their home to accommodate Ethel’s safety and mobility.

“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 Anglin. “We are honored that we were able to assist the Hyltons in making necessary improvements to ensure their home is safe and sustainable for many years to come.”

The Hyltons searched for the resources to get repairs done to their home. They reached out to USDA Rural Development and were awarded a 504 Grant to install a handicapped-accessible toilet and walk-in shower, and a wheelchair ramp. With these improvements, Gary and Ethel have been able to maintain and upkeep their beautiful home while making accommodations that ensure the home is safe for Ethel’s disabilities.

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 Neosho Office at (417) 451-1007, 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.

Last Modified: 06/07/2017