Representative David Trone

Representing the 6th District of Maryland

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin, and Raskin Announce over $484,000 for Construction and Repair of Low-Income Housing

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October 30, 2019
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin, and Raskin Announce over $484,000 for Construction and Repair of Low-Income Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Representative Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $484,541 in federal funding for the Interfaith Housing Alliance in Frederick, Md. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grant program, will be used to assist low-income individuals build and repair their own homes in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties.

“These federal funds will  help non-profit organizations construct and repair homes for families struggling to make ends meet,” said the Members. “We applaud this investment – which highlights the great work done by the Interfaith Housing Alliance – and we will continue to fight to expand economic opportunity and housing security across Maryland.”

USDA’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grant program awards funding to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas.

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