Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Improve Rural Housing in Ohio


USDA Resources Will Allow Critical Repairs to Improve Housing Conditions for Ohioans in Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, and Portage Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Ohio public agencies and non-profit organizations in Meigs, Portage, Pickaway, and Pike counties will receive federal resources to improve rural housing in Ohio. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chair of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation, announced new grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Housing Preservation Grant Program to make critical repairs and improve housing conditions in rural areas.

“Ohio’s small towns and rural communities have been particularly hard-hit by the recent economic downturn,” Brown said. “These funds will help Ohioans repair and maintain their homes while increasing energy efficiency and improving property values.”

Housing Preservation Grants are provided to town or county governments, public agencies, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. The grants are then distributed to qualified homeowners and can be used to weatherize and repair existing structures, install or improve plumbing or provide access to people with disabilities.

Details on today’s awards are below.

Organization County Funding
Meigs County Commissioners Meigs County $65,000
Neighborhood Development Services Portage County $100,000
Pickaway County Community Action Org., Inc. Pickaway $100,000
Pike County Commissioners Pike $19,039

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