Housing Repair Grants Available in Mojave

USDA Home Repair Grant & Loan Program

USDA Home Repair Program USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a housing grant up to $7,500 for Kern County residents who are (a) low income, (b) own their own home, and (c) at least 62 years old. Qualified recipients must use licensed contractors, and use the money for home repairs such as broken windows, roofing, and health & safety upgrades. Applicants must also live in the home being repaired and demonstrate “low” or “very low” income (see below).

The USDA also has low interest loans up to $20,000 available to residents who are (a) low income, and (b) own their own home. Loans have an interest rate of 1 percent, and the payback period for loan is up to 20 years. Qualified recipients must also have an acceptable credit history, including no collections, judgments, liens, or delinquent federal debts.

For questions contact Mary Norton at the USDA branch in Bakersfield at 661-336-0976 (ext. 133), or Mary.Norton@USDA.CA.GOV. Click here for an application. Kern County Income Requirements: The Mojave Foundation believes that basic home repair is critical to providing a safer and healthier community, and inspiring greater pride in our community. We are willing to help residents fill out applications and win grants or loans to repair their houses. For help, contact Marlena Rowely at Marlena@MojaveFoundation.org

USDA Very Low Income

3 thoughts on “Housing Repair Grants Available in Mojave

  1. poly solomon

    Who is the contact person? I am 78 but am not low income. Need to color coat exterior and am also wheelchair bound and new some cement walks and ramps so I can get around outside. Thanks.

  2. Marlena Rowley

    Poly, I would be haappy to talk to you about opportunities that are available for you. You can reach me, Marlena, at the Mojave Foundation office at 661-749-0940. I look forward to talking to you.


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