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NECAC receives grant for low-income housing repairs

Posted: Nov. 14, 2013 10:14 am Updated: Dec. 5, 2013 6:15 pm

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

The Northeast Community Action Corp. learned Tuesday that it has received a $34,724 grant to provide housing repairs and improve housing conditions for limited rural residents.

Funding is being provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's Housing Preservation Grant program. Funds are provided to intermediaries such as local governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations. The organizations, including NECAC, then distribute the grants to homeowners and owners of multi-family rental properties or cooperative dwellings that rent to low-income residents.

Grants may be used to make general repairs, such as installing or improving plumping, providing or enhancing access to people with disabilities and improving energy efficiency.

NECAC's grant was part of $3.9 million in funding to organizations in 45 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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