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What information is required on the application for a rural housing grant?

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Some information that is required on the application for a rural housing grant is income eligibility, rural area, proof that the applicant is at least 62 years old and proof of homeownership. A rural housing grant is available from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist elderly low-income rural homeowners with repairs. Homeowners who are under 62 years old may apply for a loan.

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As of February 2015, the rural housing repair grant pays up to $7,500. It must be used to improve a rural home to remove safety and health hazards. Rural housing repair loans are available for up to $20,000 and can be used to repair and modernize the home. Applicants must have an income that is less than 50 percent of the median for their area.

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