USDA Invests over $600,000 in Home Construction Assistance In Coffeyville, Kansas
TOPEKA, Dec. 7, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer today announced that USDA is investing $624,960 to assist low-income Kansans in building homes in the Coffeyville area.
“Investments like these increase the stability and independence of Kansans,” Fischer said. “By helping low-income residence build their own homes it also increases the stability of the surrounding community as well.”
This USDA investment comes through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants Program which is designed to assist qualified organizations to carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas.
The City of Coffeyville will receive a $624,960 grant to provide technical assistance for the construction of 20 homes by lower income families. By working in partnership with trusted local organizations, this program helps very low and low-income families get affordable, clean and safe homes of their own in rural areas. Very-low-income families living in substandard housing are given priority for loan assistance.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.
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