Housing Application Packaging Grants

What is the aim of the Housing Application Packaging Grants?

To package single family housing applications for very low- and low-income rural residents in colonies and designated counties who wish to buy, build, or repair houses for their own use and to package multi-family housing applications for organizations wishing to develop rental units for lower income families to construct new rental housing complexes or to repair and rehabilitate existing units.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Housing Application Packaging Grants?

An eligible grantee is an organization which is defined as any of the following entities which are legally authorized to work in designated counties and/or colonies and are: (1) A State, State agency, or unit of general local government; or (2) a private nonprofit organization or corporation that is owned and controlled by private persons or interests, is organized and operated for purposes other than making gains or profits for the corporation, and is legally precluded from distributing any gains or profits to its member.

How to Apply for the Housing Application Packaging Grants?

A package will consist of the required forms for the respective loan or grant program, as listed in Exhibit C of RD Instruction 1944-B. Grantees shall submit all material requested to the local Rural Development office.

In addition, an original and copy of Forms RD 400-1, “Equal Opportunity Agreement,” and Form RD 400-4, “Assurance Agreement,” must be submitted. A copy of a current “Certificate of Training” pertaining to the type of application will be submitted. Applicants must also provide proof of nonprofit status under Section 501 (c)(3) or Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code or of their existence as a State agency or unit of government legally authorized to work in the designated county and/or colony. An SF-270, “Request for Advance or Reimbursement,” will be submitted with each package for the amount authorized for the specific loan type, as listed in Exhibit B of RD Instruction 1944-B.

How much is the Range and Average of Housing Application Packaging Grants?

Fees paid for Section 502 Single Family Housing Loans, Section 504 Repair Loans and grants, and Section 514 Farm Labor Housing Loans are $500 for each acceptable package. For other programs, refer to Exhibit B of RD Instruction 1944-B.

Where to Apply for the Housing Application Packaging Grants?

Regional or Local Office
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.

Headquarters Office
USDA, Rural Development Housing Programs 14th Street & 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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darryl clements January 12, 2011 at 1:59 am

great progam i should have filled this out years ago


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