Success Story
Release No.STELPRD4014828
, Feb 22, 2012 --

Judith Snider, 67 years old, of Fairbury, Nebraska was in desperate need of a fully functioning bathroom for her home. Judith lived on a limited income and was not able to afford the repairs on her own.

In December 2011, USDA Rural Development provided Judith with a rural housing home repair grant in the amount of $7,500.

A new shower, vanity, and flooring were installed; also plumbing and electrical repairs were completed. Having a functional bathroom allows a single mother of three children ages 16, 14, and 13 years to be able to fully use and access the bathroom. Another component to the project funding was the installation of a handrail to the basement for safety. USDA Rural Development was familiar to Judith as she received a loan in the amount of $7,499 in April of 2010 to replace the roof on her home. Due to Judith’s decrease in income she qualified for a grant for the bathroom project.

“It is beautifully functional – such an improvement. We cannot believe the transformation and deeply appreciate USDA Rural Development for making it possible,” said Judith Snider, homeowner.