Farm Labor Housing Program Funds Available
August 16, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week the availability of nearly $40 million to provide housing for farmworkers and their families.
Under the Farm Labor Housing Program, loans and grants are provided to farmers, farmers associations, family farm corporations, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and farmworkers associations to develop or improve multi-family housing facilities for farmworkers and their families.
The announcement makes available approximately $30 million in loans, $8.5 million in grants and $951,000 in rental assistance. Applications for Farm Labor Housing assistance are due Sept. 13. More information about how to apply is available in the Aug. 14 Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-14/html/2013-19774.htm or by contacting any U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development state office.