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

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Section 533 Rural Housing Preservation Grants

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Agriculture
Short Description Provides competitive grants to state agencies, local governments, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations for rehabilitating single-family housing in rural areas that is owned by low- and very low-income families, rehabilitating rural rental properties, and rehabilitating rural cooperative housing that is structured to enable the cooperatives to remain affordable to low- and very low-income occupants. The grantees assist homeowners in repairing or rehabilitating their homes by providing them with direct loans, grants, or interest rate reductions on loans from private lenders. A broad range of housing preservation activities are authorized under the program.
Primary Purpose Operation/management of rental housing
Type of Housing Supported Both
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $11,000,000

(Return to main page)

(Return to program listing)