USDA Rural Development has 1 percent interest loan funds available to help homeowners finance improvements to their homes.
With spring just around the corner, many people start to think about completing home repairs, but sometimes financial help is needed. That’s where USDA Rural Development may be able to help. It offers a program to assist homeowners with repairs to their dwellings.
The most common types of repairs include new furnace installation, roof replacement, siding replacement, sanitary water and waste systems (septic/lagoon), update wiring, window replacement, wheelchair ramps and accessibility items for persons with disabilities.
To qualify, applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home and their gross household income must be within the agency income limits, which is based on the number of persons in the household.
Very low income and elderly families should contact the USDA Rural Development office at 6726-B South U.S. 63 in Houston or call 417-967-2028, ex.t 4, and speak to Karla Frey, area specialist, or Melanie Stewart, area technician. Information also is available at ww.rurdev.usda.gov.