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USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities

Erin McDuff
Release Date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

Under the Housing Preservation Grant Program, USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners. Instead, the sponsoring organization receiving the grant helps to repair or rehabilitate housing for low-income rural residents. The grants may be used to resolve health or safety issues, make accessibility modifications, or make energy efficiency improvements to lower utility costs.

Town and county governments, public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on August 9, 2018. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development state office:

          USDA Rural Development
          ATTN: Faith Harris, Multi-Family Housing Specialist
          1220 SW 3rd Avenue
          Suite 1801
          Portland, OR 97204

For additional information, including details on how to apply, see page 29529 of the June 25, 2018, Federal Register