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

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. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant Program.

Under this program, USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners. Instead, the sponsoring organizations receiving Housing Preservation Grants 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 are due by July 17, 2017. 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 25228 of the June 1, 2017, Federal Register.