Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants

What is the aim of the Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants?

To assist qualified lower income rural families to meet emergency assistance needs resulting from natural disaster to buy, build, rehabilitate, or improve dwellings in rural areas. Funds are only available to the extent that funds are not provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For the purpose of administering these funds, natural disaster will only include those areas identified by a Presidential declaration.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants?

Applicants must be without adequate resources to obtain housing or related facilities. Applicants must be unable to secure the necessary credit from other sources at prevailing terms and conditions for residential financing.

How to Apply for the Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants?

Applicants must file Form RD 410-4 at the Rural Development field office serving the county where the dwelling is located.

Where to Apply for the Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants?

See Regional Agency Offices. Consult your local telephone directory under Department of Agriculture for Rural Development county or district office numbers or visit the website http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app for a State Office listing.

For more info on the Direct Housing-Natural Disaster Grants , contact:

Headquarters Office
Director, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Rural Housing Programs, Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue. S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20250
Phone: (202) 720-1474
Web Site Address: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov

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