HILO, Hawaii—U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency is soliciting applications for the Housing Preservation Grant program. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Pre-applications are due by 5pm on Feb. 12 to the Hawaii State Office.
The Housing Preservation Grant is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies and private non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very-low and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.
Pre-application packages may be found online at www.rd.usda.gov/files/533_HPG_Preapplication_FY2016.pdf or obtained from and submitted to: USDA Rural Development, Room 311, Federal Building, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Telephone: (808) 933-8300
The Federal Register notice can be downloaded at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-29/pdf/2015-32784.pdf.
Further information on USDA Rural Development Multi-family Housing Programs is at: www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/multi-family-housing-programs.
The overall mission of USDA Rural Development is to deliver programs in a way that supports increasing economic opportunity and improves the quality of life for rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on programs is available at any local office or by visiting www.rd.usda.gov/hi.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. (USDA)