Housing workshop set for June 26

Housing workshop set for June 26

A housing workshop is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, June 26, at the Portland Community Center in Portland, sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program.

The workshop is in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.

The workshop is a follow-up to a previous one and will focus on helping citizens with the application process. Those who did not attend the previous workshop are welcome, too.

The workshop will be hands-on with representatives from Rural Development to help residents with the paperwork to obtain grants or loans under the Rural Development’s home improvement program (504) and the home purchasing or building program (502), said Henry English, head of the UAPB Small Farm Program.

Rural Development also provides grants of up to $7,200 to seniors for home improvements to help them stay in their homes. The workshop is free.