USDA Awards Grants to Seven Vermont and New Hampshire Non-Profits to Preserve Affordable Rural Housi

The US Dept. of Agriculture announced $314,084 of new funding to preserve 58 homes in Vermont and New Hampshire for loans and grants to homeowners and renters for life -safety and other necessary repairs.

The USDA recipients include: · Southwestern Community Service – $26,021 to provide grants to low-income homeowners in New Hampshire’s Cheshire and Sullivan counties to perform eligible improvements. · Tri-County Community Action – $26,021 to assist low-income homeowners in New Hampshire’s Coos, Carroll, and Grafton counties remedy serious building deficiencies. · Vermont Center for Independent Living – $26,021 to support accessibility modifications and home repairs for Vermonters with physical disabilities. · Southeastern Vermont Community Action – $26,021 to support the Emergency Home Repair Program serving southeastern Vermont. · Gilman Housing Trust – $70,000 to correct health and safety hazards for residents of Vermont’s Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties. · Northeast Employment and Training Organization – $70,000 to assist very low-income homeowners with energy conservation measures in Vermont’s Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties. · The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board – $70,000 to provide assistance to developers undertaking multi-family rental rehabilitation projects in Vermont’s Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties.

Read the rest of the press release from USDA rural Development here.

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