LA HMIS Resource Guide

Full Resource Name:

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Louisiana

(337) 262-6601

http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants/la

Description:

Provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

How may funds be used?
* Loans may be used to repair, improve or modernize homes or remove health and safety hazards
* Grants must be used to remove health and safety hazards

How much money can I get?
* Maximum loan is $20,000
* Maximum grant is $7,500
* Loans and grants can be combined for up to $27,500 in assistance

What are the terms of the loan or grant?
* Loans can be repaid over 20 years
* Loan interest rate is fixed at 1%
* Full title service is required for loans of $7,500 or more
* Grants have a lifetime limit of $7,500
* Grants must be repaid if the property is sold in less than 3 years
* If applicants can repay part, but not all of the costs, applicants may be offered a loan and grant combination



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Home Renovation Programs
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Major Home Repair Loans
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Mobile Home Improvement Loans

General Information

Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Intake Process:

* Home loans are available year round as long as funding is available
* Home loan applications are processed in the order they are received
* Approval times depend on funding availability in your area. Talk to a USDA home loan specialist for help with the application

Program Fees:

Call for specific information

Languages:

English; Language Translation Available

Eligibility:

To qualify, you must:

* Be the homeowner and occupy the house
* Be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere
* Have a family income below 50 percent of the area median income
* For grants, be age 62 or older and not be able to repay a repair loan

Eligible Income Family Level: http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RD-DirectLimitMap.pdf

Is Shelter?

No

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