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USDA Announces Funding for Septic System Repairs
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/17/2017

The director of the USDA's Rural Development Housing Program announced that funding is available for Wisconsin residents to make repairs to their home septic system.

Dave Schwobe says if an inspection of your septic system indicates that it needs to be repaired, replaced or upgraded, his agency can provide assistance through home repair loans and grants.

"Loans are available for up to $20,000 at a one percent fixed interest rate for up to 20 years," Schwobe said. "Individuals who are age 62 and older and who do not have repayment ability for a loan, may be eligible for a grant of up to $7,500. Funds can cover all upfront and construction costs, including septic system designs, permits and installations."

Program eligibility is based on household income that cannot exceed 50 percent of the area median income and the property must be located in a rural community. Portions of all counties in Wisconsin are eligible for Rural Development's housing programs with the exception of Milwaukee County.

For more information on the program, call USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611.

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