(As announced in Mount Shasta Area Newspapers, Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.)
Low-to-moderate income residents of Siskiyou County who need assistance with home repairs can apply for a Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) through Great Northern Services (GNS) to address issues of health and safety in their homes.
The USDA Rural Development recently awarded GNS $46,000 in funding to continue their HPG program. The funds can be used on home repair projects typically costing less than $10,000 and can cover up to half the project’s cost—reducing the economic burden or even eliminating it altogether if work can be done in conjunction with GNS’s free Weatherization program.
“This is a great opportunity for homeowners experiencing health and safety hazards,” says GNS Program Manager, Rod Merys. “Many HPG funded projects would not be possible otherwise—they fall outside of other program boundaries but they are too costly for low-income families to afford on their own.”
All Siskiyou County homeowners who meet income eligibility guidelines may apply. Income limits depend on the number of household members and verification will be a part of the application process. The upper income limit for a family of four is $47,900 per year. For more specifics on the HPG program or to request an application, please contact GNS Housing Preservation Grant Manager Rod Merys at (530) 938-4115 ext. 112.