Press Release

November 13, 2019
Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $40,000 to Assist Low-Income Families in Kent County with Home Repair

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the recent award of nearly $40,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant Program funds to repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income residents in Kent County. The recipient nonprofit corporation, Rebuilding Together Kent County MD, Inc., will offer low-income homeowners grants and/or low-interest loans to fund critical home improvement projects. This money will also ensure that residents meet property and safety standards.

“Every Marylander deserves a safe place to call home. This federal investment will improve living conditions for Kent County residents who would otherwise struggle to pay for important repairs,” said Senator Cardin. “I will continue to advocate for policies to make housing more affordable for all Marylanders.”

“For families struggling to make ends meet, home repairs can break the bank. These federal funds will help lower income residents of Kent County make critical home improvements to ensure the safety and security of their homes,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committees. “In the Senate, I will continue working to expand economic opportunity and housing security across our state.”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards Housing Preservation grants to organizations including nonprofits, state and local government entities for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low and very-low-income rural citizens.