United States Department of Agriculture - Butler County Service Center
USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Section 504 Home Repair Loan & Grant Program - Butler County Office
Provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Assistance to people with Lead Service Lines that need to be replaced, if they meet income and place eligibility requirements.

Authorized loan and grant purposes include but are not limited to the following:
1. Insulate
2. Provide storm windows
3. Purchase or repair heating systems
4. Repair roofs
5. Repair siding
6. Repair or supply structural supports
7. Provide a convenient and sanitary water supply
8. Provide bathroom facilities
9. Provide handicap accessibility
10. Pay expenses, such as fees for legal and other technical services and reasonable connection fees for water, sewage and electricity or gas.

How much money can I get?
• Loan amount not exceed a cumulative total of $20,000
• Maximum life-time grant amount is $7,500
• Loans and grants can be combined for up to $27,500 in assistance

What are the terms of the loan or grant?
Loans can be repaid over 20 years
Loan interest rate is fixed at 1%
Full title service is required for loans of $7,500 or more
Grants have a lifetime limit of $7,500
Grants must be repaid if the property is sold in less than 3 years
If applicants can repay part, but not all of the costs, applicants may be offered a loan and grant combination
625 Evans City Road
Suite 101
Butler, PA 16001
Eligibility: You must own and occupy the home at the time of your application.
The home must be located in a rural area or small town, and may be determined at http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do or calling our office.
Family income must be very-low (contact us for income limits).
Family net asset limit of $15,000, or $20,000 for elderly households.
For grants, must be at least 62 years of age and not able to repay a repair loan.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (724) 482-4800 ext 4 Main
  • (724) 482-9033 Fax
Email Address: Mary.McDaid@pa.usda.gov
Intake Procedure: Loans and grants are available year round as long as funding is available. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Contact the Butler Office for additional information and an application package.
Fee Amounts: Full title service is required for loans of $7,500 or more
Service Contact: Mary McDaid, 724-853-5555 ext. 4
Services:
  • Home Rehabilitation Services
  • Housing Development
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United States Department of Agriculture - Butler County Service Center
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