Housing Preservation Grants
Eligibility: The Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program provides grants
to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of low- and very
low-income housing. The grants are competitive and are made available in areas
wherever there is a concentration of need. Those assisted must own very low-
or low-income housing, either as homeowners, landlords, or members of a cooperative.
Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI); low
income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI. Eligible sponsors include state agencies,
units of local government, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations. HPG
funds received by the sponsors are combined with other programs or funds and used as
loans, grants, or subsidies for recipient households based on a plan contained in the
sponsor's application. Funds must be used within a two-year period.
Fund Uses: The objective of the HPG program is to repair or rehabilitate individual housing,
rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low- and low-income rural persons.
Housing Preservation Grant assistance is available from grantees to assist very-low and low-income
homeowners to repair and rehabilitate their homes. Assistance is also available to rental property
owners to repair and rehabilitate their units providing they agree to make such units available to
very-low and low-income families. Financial assistance provided by the grantee may be in the form
of a grant, loan, interest reduction on commercial loans, or other comparable assistance.
The population limit of towns served is 20,000
HPG NOFA Status Page
The Pre-Application Packet can be found here (Closed 6/25/2012).
Basic Instructions: 7 CFR 1944-N and RD Instruction 1944-N
For more information about this program, or to file an application, contact the local
Rural Development office in your area.