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USDA offers funding to low-income individuals and families

 


Apr. 6—BEMIDJI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now offering funding available for very low and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area.

The Direct Home Loan Program offers financing to qualified very low and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional financing. No down payment is required and the interest rate could be as low as one percent with a subsidy.

Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines and demonstrate repayment ability. The program is available in rural communities of generally 35,000 people or less, a release said.

The maximum loan amount is $20,000 at a one percent interest rate, repayable for a 20-year term and can be used to improve or modernize homes and do essential repairs. Grants of up to $7,500 are available to homeowners 62 and older and must be used to remove health or safety hazards, such as fixing a leaking roof, installing indoor plumbing or replacing a furnace.

Time is limited to receive funds for the current fiscal year. For more information or for qualifications, contact a USDA Rural Development Housing Specialist or visit rd.usda.gov/mn.

https://sports.yahoo.com/usda-offers-funding-low-income-151800441.html

 

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