Home repair help available for tornado victims

Published 11:19 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development staff members will be in Waverly on Thursday, March 10, to meet with applicants interested in home repair/construction loans and grants.

The event will be held between 3 and 7 p.m. across from Fresh Pride Grocery Store at 233 South County Drive.

Loan and grant specialists from the USDA Rural Development Courtland Area Office will accept applications, meet with clients, gather information and provide advice. Income limits apply and the property must be owner occupied to receive assistance.

Examples of available loan and grant programs include Single Family Housing Repair Loans/Grants, the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program and Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans.

For more information, contact the USDA Courtland Area Office at 653-2532, ext. 121.

USDA Rural Development in 2015 invested more than $1 billion in rural Virginia through 40 loan, grant and loan guarantee programs in housing, business, agriculture, energy, health care and community facilities. It has employees stationed in 12 offices across the commonwealth to better serve residents where they live and to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Virginia.