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USDA and Habitat for Humanity join to Provide Elders Assistance in Home Repair Grants up to $7500

Mark Smart, Director

Habitat for Humanity of Sawyer County

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is for everyone to have a decent place to call home. While our home construction and ownership programs are most visible, we can also meet this objective by enabling seniors to comfortably age in place with needed repairs.

We have teamed up with the USDA to match seniors with grants of up to $7,500 to repair their homes.

The general requirements are:

Applicants must be 62 years of age or older and have a household income of $34,200 orless.

$7,500 is maximum amount of lifetime grantassistance.

Grants do not need to be repaid unless the property is sold within three years of grantapproval.

Funds must be used to correct health and safety hazards. Examples could be roofing, plumbing, electric service, wells, hvac and replacement of non-working stoves andrefrigerators.

There is no cost to the applicants to prepare theapplication.

There are no credit score requirements. However applicants cannot have outstanding judgements in Federal Court with the exception of taxcourt.

If you believe you could benefit from this program, contact Mark Smart, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Sawyer County at (715)-634-7787 or habitatforhumanitysc We will prepare the application, assist in getting repair bids and make the submission to the USDA. We will also follow up on all paper work they require after the grant is awarded. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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