ALBUQUERQUE ― USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced a grant of $50,000 to Tierra del Sol Housing, Inc. to make improvements to six homes in Columbus and Anthony in southern New Mexico.
The funds were made available through USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program, which provides financial support in the form of a grant to help non-profits and public entities make repairs to existing housing for low income residents in rural communities.
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner commented on the recent award, “Making sure quality, affordable housing options exist is essential to the sustainability of our rural communities. This investment made by USDA will help Tierra del Sol, a local housing organization, continue its supportive work in the communities of Columbus and Anthony.”
The USDA Housing Preservation Grant Program allows public and non-profit entities to access grant funds to rehabilitate homes for low income residents in rural areas.
Non-profits interested in accessing the program should visit USDA’s website at www.usda.gov or call the Rural Development State Office in Albuquerque at 505.761.4952.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.