USDA Rural Development Program Notice:

April 28, 2021
We are pleased to advise that the Tennessee USDA Rural Development Home Repair program has recently received our full allocation of home repair funds for 2021. This program is a valuable resource to many rural homeowners. With our 2021 funding, we have sufficient funding available for grant funds for income eligible homeowners who are age 62 and older residing in rural areas.

Attached to this notice is a program fact sheet containing information that we are asking you to share with citizens, businesses, and organizations in your city/county that have contact with homeowners who are age 62 and older residing in rural areas. There are many in your city/county that could benefit from our Home Repair program. Our goal in Tennessee is to help as many people as possible residing in our rural areas to have safe and decent homes. There is a great need for our rural homeowners to have access to these grant funds.

Again, USDA Rural Development appreciates your support of the program and the assistance that you can provide to others to help improve their home living conditions by sharing the attached program information.

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income
homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-
income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Who may apply for this program?
To qualify, you must:

  • Be the homeowner and occupy the house
  • Be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere
  • Have a family income below 50 percent of the area median income
  • For grants, be age 62 or older and not be able to repay a repair loan
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