The HPG program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair and rehabilitation of low and very low income housing. The grants are competitive and are available in areas where there is the highest need. HPG funds are combined with other funding based on the sponsor’s plan. The funds must be used within 2 years.

Fund Uses:

The funds must be used to repair or to rehabilitate individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low or low income rural persons. HPG grants are provided to grantees who then provide assistance to homeowners and rental property owners for the repair and/or rehabilitation of their property as long as the housing units are occupied by very low or low income individuals. Financial assistance provided by the grantee may be in the form of a grant, loan, interest reduction on commercial loans or other comparable assistance.

Restrictions:

The population limit for eligible towns is 20,000

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% of the area median income (AMI). Low income is defined as between 50% and 80% of the AMI. Eligible sponsors include state agencies, units of local government, Native American Tribes, and nonprofit organizations.

Application Process:

HPG requests are approved by the State Director.

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