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Housing Programs


A variety of programs other than those offered through the City or the County, exist to assist homeowners purchase, rehabilitate or reconstruct a home.

USDA Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) programs

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers various housing assistance programs, two of which are described below. Their Fresno office is located at the following address: 4625 W. Jennifer, ste 126, Fresno, CA, 93722-6424. They can be reached at the following phone number: 559-276-7494.

  • 504 Rehabilitation Loan Program: provides up to $25,000 in loans for very low income home owners. These 1% interest loans are paid over 20 years. Home-owners 62 years and older may receive this money as a grant rather than a loan. For more information on this program click here.

  • Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program: provides grants and loans to assist in the development or rehabilitation of various types of housing projects for agricultural worker households.  This includes homeowner grants for rehabilitation or new home construction, rental construction grants or loans and rental rehabilitation grants or loans. The grant can help fund a wide range of activities including land acquisition, site development; construction, rehabilitation, design services, operating and replacement services, repayment of predevelopment loans, provision of access for the elderly or disabled,  relocation, homeowner counseling and other reasonable and necessary costs. For more information on this program please go to

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, located at 2040 East Front Street in Selma, offers various social services in the City of Selma, including provision of temporary emergency shelter. The City of Selma was awarded a $3,500 grant by Union Bank in October 2006 that provides up to $290 per month to the Salvation Army to provide temporary emergency shelter to homeless persons in Selma. For more information on services provided by the Salvation Army in Selma, please call 559-891-0811.



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