Loans And Grants

Home Repair Grants and Homes At Below Market Cost

the Arlington Housing Corporation in suburban Washington, DC buys homes, which are in poor condition and renovates the home to sell to qualified first time home buyers at below market cost. Low interest loans and grants are available for home remodeling as well as assistance with down payment money.

Visit: ahc@ahcinc.org

7500 Grant For Seniors to Fix Up Their Home

The Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Grants Program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair or improve their homes or to remove health or safety hazards. Applicants must be 62 years of age or older and must have incomes below 50% of the area median. That can be up to $27,000 for seniors in Maryland, which includes most seniors I know. For more information or to apply contact the USDA Rural Development office

Visit: www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/sfh/brief_repairgrant.htm

50000 to Fix Up Your Home After a Natural Disaster

Called Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Loans and Grants and referred to as Program #10.444 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to assist very-low income owner- occupants to repair or replace damaged property as a direct result of a natural disaster. Loans are made in counties named by the Federal Management Agency as being eligible for Federal assistance under an emergency declaration by the President. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service

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27000 In Grants And Loans To Fix Up Your Home

Grants can be used for replacement of heating, plumbing or electrical services, roof or basic structure as well as water and waste disposal systems, and weatherization. Loans are for up to 20 years at only 1% interest. See Program #10.417 Very Low-Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants (Section 504 Rural Housing Loans Grants) at Director, Single-Family Housing Processing Division, Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250; 202-720-1474

Visit: www.rurdev.usda.gov.

200000 to Fix Up Homes in the Country

Called The Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants Program and referred to as Program #10.405 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides decent, safe, and sanitary low-rent housing and related facilities for domestic farm laborers. The loans and grants may be used for construction, repair, or purchase of year-round or seasonal housing; acquiring the necessary land and making improvements on land for housing; and developing related support facilities including central cooking and dining facilities, small infirmaries, laundry facilities, day care centers, other essential equipment and facilities or recreation areas. Funds may also be used to pay certain fees and interest incidental to the project. Restrictions on the use of funds are: The housing must be of a practical type and must be constructed in an economical manner and not of elaborate material or extravagant design. Housing financed with labor housing loan or grant funds must be occupied by domestic farm laborers and their families. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service at

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200000 to Fix Up Homes in the Country

Called The Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants Program and referred to as Program #10.405 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides decent, safe, and sanitary low-rent housing and related facilities for domestic farm laborers. The loans and grants may be used for construction, repair, or purchase of year-round or seasonal housing; acquiring the necessary land and making improvements on land for housing; and developing related support facilities including central cooking and dining facilities, small infirmaries, laundry facilities, day care centers, other essential equipment and facilities or recreation areas. Funds may also be used to pay certain fees and interest incidental to the project. Restrictions on the use of funds are: The housing must be of a practical type and must be constructed in an economical manner and not of elaborate material or extravagant design. Housing financed with labor housing loan or grant funds must be occupied by domestic farm laborers and their families. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service

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