Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Section 523 Mutual and Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Agriculture
Short Description Provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and public entities that will aid very low- and low-income individuals and their families to build homes in rural areas by the self-help method. Eligible organizations may use technical assistance funds to hire personnel to carry out a technical assistance program for self-help housing in rural areas; to pay necessary and reasonable office and administrative expenses; to purchase or rent equipment such as power tools for use by families participating in self-help housing construction; and to pay fees for training self-help group members in construction techniques or for other needed professional services.
Primary Purpose Assistance for buying, selling, or financing a home
Type of Housing Supported Homeownership
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $43,000,000

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