Home Repair

Home Completely Restored by Maximizing USDA’s Housing Programs

Ms. Dearing sought help for extensive home improvements; her local Rural Development housing team delivered. “Program knowledge and experience was key in this case,” recalls Wesley Sparks, loan specialist.  The structure was badly in need of work to bring it to safe, decent and sanitary conditions. Wes and loan assistant Qula Peay went straight to work to maximize the programs available in Rural Development’s toolbox.

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Housing Preservation Grants

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant program. The award ceiling is $50,000. Grant information available at www.grants.gov .