The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants support housing repairs for low-income rural residents.
Under the Housing Preservation Grant Program, USDA does not provide funding directly to individual homeowners. Instead, the grant recipient helps to repair housing for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Rental property owners may also receive assistance with rehabilitating housing complexes if they agree to make the repaired units available to low-income tenants.
The grants may be used to resolve health or safety issues, improve accessibility, or to make energy efficiency improvements to lower utility costs.
State and local government entities; nonprofits and faith-based organizations, and federally-recognized tribes are eligible to apply. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Electronic pre-applications must be received by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time while paper pre-applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on July 19, 2021. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the state office:
USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Marina World
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
To discuss a potential application, contact Marina World, Single Family Housing Specialist, (503) 414-3377. For additional information, see page 29555 of the June 2, 2021, Federal Register, and note the corrected deadline per page 30252 of the June 7, 2021, Federal Register.