Washington, DC – September 11, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Neighborhood Housing Services of the Black Hills, Inc. in Lawrence County will receive a $50,000 federal grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development. The funding will assist 42 families in providing low cost, high quality and timely repairs, as well as other housing services, including grant and loan information.
“This funding for the Neighborhood Housing Services of the Black Hills will help dozens of local families to make much-needed repairs to their homes, and provide them with other valuable homeownership information,” Johnson said. “It not only will help increase the quality of life, but also improves our neighborhoods. One of the pillars of my Hometown Prosperity Plan is investing in the public good, and this funding is a great example of that kind of investment.”
Senator Johnson’s Hometown Prosperity Plan is a four-pillar agenda for advancing South Dakota’s economy from the federal level. The four pillars, or strategies, include “Promoting Partnerships,” “Emphasizing Entrepreneurship,” “Investing in the Public Good,” and “Protecting Pocketbooks.” The full plan includes specific actions related to each strategy and can be downloaded from http://johnson.senate.gov.
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