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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Housing Preservation Grants

Deadline: July 24, 2014

The objective of the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program is to repair or rehabilitate individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low- and low-income rural persons. Housing Preservation Grant assistance is available from grantees to assist very-low and low-income homeowners to repair and rehabilitate their homes. Assistance is also available to rental property owners to repair and rehabilitate their units providing they agree to make such units available to very-low and low-income families. Financial assistance provided by the grantee may be in the form of a grant, loan, interest reduction on commercial loans, or other comparable assistance. The population limit of towns served is 20,000.

Amount: $3,905,553.50 is available for the HPG Program. No maximum or minimum grant levels have been established at the national level. Contact the Rural Development State Office where the project will be located to determine the state allocation (see below).

Eligibility: Eligible sponsors include state agencies, units of local government, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations. HPG funds received by the sponsors are combined with other programs or funds and used as loans, grants, or subsidies for recipient households based on a plan contained in the sponsor’s application.

Note:  Applicants must contact the Rural Development State Office serving the state in which they desire to submit an application to receive further information and copies of the application package. New Mexico state office information:

6200 Jefferson Street, NE., Room 255, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 761–4940, TDD (800) 877–8339

Contact: Cynthia Jackson

Linkhttp://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HAD-HPG_grants.html

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