4 Vt organizations get $350k for rural housingNovember 15,2013
4 Vt. groups get
funds for housing
MONTPELIER ó Four Vermont groups are going to be getting $350,000 in federal grants to help improve housing conditions for low-income rural residents.
The money will be used to make general repairs, energy and weatherization improvements and code updates to more than 130 households in Vermont.
Almost $300,000 of those grants is headed to the Northeast Kingdom as a Rural Economic Area Partnership Zone, a designation recognizing the unique rural nature of a region.
U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch say the investments in housing improvements will make lives and communities better.
The grants are part of the $3.8 million released by the United States Department of Agricultureís Rural Developmentís Housing Preservation Grant program.MORE IN This Just InIn this season of hope and joy, it was sobering to me last night to see on the evening news a... Full Story
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