Fredericktown, MO, Mar 20, 2014 -- USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning today recognized Fredericktown Senior Citizen Housing, L.P. for completion of Phase I of a rehabilitation project at the complex. Certificates of Recognition were presented to both East Missouri Action Agency, the complex owner, and HRM Services, LLC, the management agency, celebrating their work, dedication, and achievement.
“To say affordable, quality housing is mandatory to promote and guarantee the viability of any community is stating the obvious. An adequate housing supply, owner- and renter-occupied, is absolutely essential for sustaining a community. A community must offer folks a place to live to ensure survival,” Dunning stated. “East Missouri Action Agency has a clear understanding of the connection between housing and the strength of a community. By securing tax credits to rehabilitate Fredericktown Senior Citizen Housing, L.P., protect the investment, and provide safe, sanitary housing, they took an aggressive attitude toward community preservation.”
The Rural Rental Housing Program is intended to provide eligible tenants economically designed and constructed rental housing and related facilities suited to their living requirements in rural areas. For the Rural Rental Housing Program, rural area is defined as communities with a population of less than 20,000. Direct (Section 515) and Guaranteed (Section 538) loans are offered through the Rural Rental Housing Program.
Further information on rural programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo. In addition, interested parties may contact the Farmington Sub-Area Office in person at 812 Progress Drive, Farmington, MO 63640 or by phone at (573) 756-6413, Ext. 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $197 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.
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