‘Delay the Disease’ exercise regimen aims to combat effects of Parkinson’s Disease

Officials from OhioHealth, a charitable healthcare-focused arm of the United Methodist Church, are hoping that an exercise regimen designed to combat the onset of Parkinson’s Disease can get some run in the Pittsburgh area. More...

Westmoreland County officials stress how much 2020 census counts

A group of local  leaders have formed a  committee aimed at ensuring the majority of county residents participate in the 2020 census, including  rural populations, college students, people facing poverty and children. More...

USDA Rural Development loans/grants for housing repair for low-income, elderly

If the recent winds damaged your home resulting in health/safety concerns, please be aware of this program. Not all locations are eligible. Contact your local Rural Development office as shown below for details.

USDA Rural Development Housing Repair Program – This program offer loans and/or grants to very-low income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their home, or grants for very-low income elderly homeowners (age 62+) to remove health and/or safety hazards, or remodel for accessibility for a household member with a disability. Please Click Here to visit our website to obtain more information. Loans to $20,000 are available at a fixed rate of 1% for a term of 20 years. Grants up to $7500 (lifetime limit) are available for elderly households that cannot demonstrate an ability to repay a loan. Please contact your local Rural Development office to obtain further information. You may also request a copy of our full application from our general housing inbox – PAGRH@pa.usda.gov.

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