USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Support Housing Repairs in Rural Communities

Name
Erin McDuff
Phone
City
Portland
Release Date
Jun 02, 2021

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
          Suite 1801
          Portland, OR 97204
          Email: direct.apps@usda.gov

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.