WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced four counties in Northern Michigan have received grants totaling $127,430 to repair and rehabilitate low income housing. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. Cheboygan, Ogemaw, Emmett and Presque Isle Counties received grants.
“This funding will help low-income residents in these four counties keep a safe and secure roof over their head during the tough economic times we are currently facing,” Stupak said. “Communities across Northern Michigan continue to benefit from grants awarded by the USDA and I am pleased with this on-going support for our rural areas.”
The following grants were awarded:
Cheboygan County received $50,000 for home rehabilitation.
Ogemaw County received $35,000 for housing repairs.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Emmett County received $25,000 for housing repairs.
Presque Isle County received $17,430.24 for housing rehabilitation.
The HPG program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of low- and very low-income housing. Those assisted must own low income housing, either as homeowners, landlords, or members of a cooperative. Eligible sponsors include state agencies, units of local government, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations. The grants are competitive and are made available in areas where there is a concentration of need
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