Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loan Program
The Rural Housing Repair Loans and Grants program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, modernize, or to remove health and safety hazards in their rural dwellings. Loans are arranged for up to 20 years at 1 percent interest. Grants may be arranged for recipients who are 62 years of age or older and can be used only to pay for repairs and improvements to remove health and safety hazards. Loan/grant combinations may be arranged for applicants who can repay part of the cost. Very low-income for this program is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income.
To learn how to apply, click here, then click on your state to look for information on programs.
Some state agencies have a mechanism in place to assist homeowners with repair/replacement of failing septic systems, while others do not. For more information, contact your state regulator, and/or read about your state’s regulatory program at the National Small Flows Clearinghouse Web site in the National Summary Citations.
Household Water Well Program
The Household Water Well Program is funded by the federal government and administered through qualified non-profit organizations. The program loans up to $11,000 per household for existing home owners to repair or replace wells. The 20-year loans are repaid at 1 percent interest.
Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Marion) and Oklahoma (Sequoyah)
WellOwner.org is supported by the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP.org) as part of the USEPA-funded program “Improving Water Quality through Training and Technical Assistance to Private Well Owners.”