Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant program.
Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation received over $22,000 from the program, which officials say will be used to rehabilitate and repair three homes located in Luna County and neighboring Dona Ana County.
A Rural Development official said this program supports basic repairs to improve living conditions for rural residents with extremely limited incomes.
The grants may be used to make general repairs, such as installing or improving plumbing or providing or enhancing access to people with disabilities. Funds also may be used to weatherize and make homes more energy efficient.
Officials said many of the USDA grants are being leveraged with funding from additional sources.
The funds awarded to Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation are part of $4.4 million awarded to recipients in 49 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The other New Mexico entity to receive over $22,000 was a Habitat for Humanity project in Taos.