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Applications open for USDA grants to repair rural housingTell North Platte what you think

The Nebraska USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA Rural Development's Housing Preservation Grant program.

In 2016, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska received a $46,021 housing preservation grant. The grant was matched by the Tribe to repair 13 units for the Winnebago Tribe Seniors, the USDA said.

The funding was to assist with basic heating system components, air conditioning as required for health purposes, weatherization improvements and emergency health and safety repairs and improvements.

USDA provides grants to qualified organizations so they can help rural homeowners and rental housing owners make needed repairs and improvements to their community’s housing infrastructure. These grants help families with limited incomes preserve their housing and improve their living conditions. 

Grants can be used for a variety of needs, such as repairs to resolve health or safety issues or for energy-efficient improvements to reduce utility costs.

Eligible applicants for Housing Preservation Grants include town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations. USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners under this program. For additional eligibility information, see page 25228 of the June 1, 2017 Federal Register.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on July 17.

For more information visit https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/housing-preservation-grants/ne

For HPG questions or to request an application, please contact Jerry Pesek, Multi Family Housing Specialist at 402-437-5566 or by email at Jerry.Pesek@ne.usda.gov.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/6/2017
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