HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ – November 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Last week, Congressman Andrews announced that Gloucester County was awarded a $50,000 competitive grant that will improve homes and create skilled trade jobs in South Jersey. These federal funds will be used to help repair the homes of low-income homeowners in rural areas throughout Gloucester County. This past March, Congressman Andrews cast his vote in favor of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Housing Preservation Grant Program, which will provide the funds.
In this economy, many people find it difficult to maintain their homes. Homes suffering from heating, electrical, plumbing or structural problems not only burden the families in the home, but they also burden the community by driving down property values and business prospects. This funding will allow low income residents of Gloucester County to receive an interest free, deferred payment loan from the county for the purpose of making repairs to their home. This effort will help sustain communities in Gloucester County for future generations.
“Not only will this grant provide work at a time when laborers really need it, but it will give our local real estate market a boost by making homes safer and more desirable,” said Congressman Andrews.
Congressman Andrews will continue to support efforts to grow jobs and improve the South Jersey community. This year, over $3.8 million in housing preservation grants have been awarded nationwide for the purpose of making critical repairs and improving housing conditions for low-income rural residents.