Rental Assistance Provides Options for Individuals and Families in Rural America To Find a Place to Call Home

Posted by Emily Cannon, USDA Rural Development Public Affairs Specialist in


Jun 23, 2022

There’s an previous saying that goes, “Home is the place you grasp your hat.” For many Americans, house is far more than a construction with 4 partitions and a roof. It’s the place they showcase household pictures in the corridor or on the mantle, cook dinner vacation meals, and relaxation after a lengthy day. Home offers a place of consolation, safety, and stability. For many people and households, that house is an condo in a rural group made doable in half by Rental Assistance via USDA Rural Development (RD).

USDA is at present serving to almost 300,000 eligible tenants nationwide dwelling in RD-financed multifamily housing afford to pay their hire via RD’s rental help program. This ensures low-income and aged tenants pay not more than 30% of their revenue in hire. During a time when many individuals are struggling to sustain with rising prices of meals, gasoline and on a regular basis requirements, this funding is important to ensuring everybody has a place to name residence.

For 21 households in Union Valley Apartments in Finleyville, Pennsylvania, this funding means the tenants can stay in the city they describe as protected and pleasant.

Union Valley resident Carole Fosbaugh has well being points that make it tough to stroll up the hill from the bus cease to her condo. With rental help, Carole doesn’t have to spend as a lot of her revenue on hire; she hopes to purchase a used automotive so she will get to and from the physician and different locations with out having to stroll up that hill.

“[Rental assistance] helps seniors very a lot, as a result of all of us stay on restricted incomes, and generally it’s very arduous,” Fosbaugh stated. “So, when you find yourself getting that, it makes life a lot, lot higher.”

This program helps President Biden’s latest motion plan to assist renters who’re battling excessive rental prices, with a specific deal with constructing and preserving rental housing for low- and moderate-income households.

As the nation celebrates National Homeownership Month, we additionally acknowledge households who take nice pleasure in their cozy, protected and reasonably priced flats. For extra details about this program, or to see if you happen to or your family members could high quality to stay in an RD-assisted condo, go to Multifamily Housing Rentals (USDA RD).

Stay tuned for extra tales from RD as we proceed celebrating National Homeownership Month all through June.

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