|May 13, 2011 --
Donna Dunn in Holbrook, Nebraska needed help with making her home more energy efficient to cut down on her utility bills. Because she lived on a limited monthly income, doing maintenance and making improvements to her home were not feasible.
In August of 2010 USDA Rural Development provided $7,500 through its Rural Home Repair Grant program that was leveraged with HOME funds of $5,853 contributed by the Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska in Kearney, Nebraska.
Working together, Rural Development and the Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska provided the funds to install new windows and doors as well as exterior vinyl siding. The fuse box was upgraded to a breaker system and ground fault circuit interrupter receptacles and new electrical overhead service to the home was installed. The improvements help cut Donna’s heating costs in half.
“I am grateful for the help to improve my home as I plan on living here forever.
Others need to be aware of what can be done for people like me on a limited income.” Donna Dunn - Homeowner