Warm and Cozy for the Winter

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Vicki Schurman
(402) 437-5563
All Paws are Warm in the House!

Yvonne is an 85 year old single female living in her Scottsbluff, Nebraska home that she has owned for more than 30 years.  When the nights started to get chilly, she called the gas company to light her furnace for the winter.  She was shocked when they “Red Tagged” it for a defective heat exchanger.  What was she to do?

Her sister was visiting from out of town and had heard about the USDA Single Family Housing Repair program in the area where she lived.  They did some research and found a local USDA Office and made application for assistance.

While her 1944 home had adequate ductwork, it had no air conditioning and would also need some electrical updates to support the new furnace.

USDA assisted with a $6,858 Single Family Housing Repair Grant that installed a new furnace/air conditioning unit along with the needed electrical updates.  When the December wind hit and it was minus 19 degrees outside, Yvonne and her little dog , Buttons, were safe in their  little warm home.


Fast Facts

Obligation Amount$6,858 Grant
Date of ObligationNovember 2016
Congressional DistrictSmith 03
Senator's Last NamesSenators Fischer and Sasse