SALT LAKE CITY, Utah., Dec. 16, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Utah State Director Michele Weaver announced that today that USDA is investing funding to expand access to housing repairs for underserved rural people who live and work in Utah. The projects will create economic opportunities and improve the lives of up to a dozen households in rural Utah.
The investments are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to ensure that people living in rural America have equitable access to the infrastructure and economic opportunities they deserve.
“Safe, healthy and affordable housing is vital to local economies. By providing a broad spectrum of solutions for housing in rural areas, we strengthen the community.” Weaver said. “Thanks to the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, USDA is investing in opportunity and prosperity for all people, regardless of background or financial status, who make up the character and personality of our great country’s rural cities and towns.”
Today’s investments are made under USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Programs, which provides grants to sponsoring organizations to repair or rehabilitate housing owned or occupied by low and very-low-income rural residents.
- Mountain Country Home Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing solutions is receiving $50,000 to assist six homes and expand availability of rental units for very-low income renters in rural Utah.
- Uintah Basin Association of Governments will use a $50,000 grant to assist six very-low and low income homeowners to make home repairs in rural Utah.
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.
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