One percent repair loans available
Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their houses but can't afford regular loans may be eligible for a government loan at only 1 percent interest through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Agency.
These loans are only available to very low income people. In Washington County, very low income is defined at approximately $17,000, depending upon the number of people living in the household and other factors.
Loan funds are used for repairs to improve or modernize a home, make it safer or more sanitary, or remove health and safety hazards.