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How do I get free money to pave my driveway?

asked 2014-12-12 19:44:45 -0700

ronald. gravatar image

updated 2015-01-07 14:59:05 -0700

Linda gravatar image

I need my driveway paved. I don't have the money to get it done myself. I am retired and have type-2 diabetes. Every day I take pills and shots.

Currently, I have shale for my driveway. When I get a lot of snow, the shale cames off and I have to pay to get it repaired.

I don't want to borrow the money to get the driveway paved. I got one quote and it was over ten thousand dollars. That is a lot for me to consider borrowing. The payments would be too much.

How do I get free money to get my driveway paved?

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answered 2015-01-08 17:26:34 -0700

Linda gravatar image

Hi Ronald, sorry to hear about your driveway -- ten thousand dollars is definitely a lot of money to borrow! 

I don't know where you live but if you are in a very rural area you might be able to get a guaranteed loan or even a grant (up to $7500) for your repair from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They provide loans and grants to very low-income homeowners who need to make repairs for health or safety reasons. Sounds like your driveway could qualify so it's worth checking out. Click on the name to learn more about the Rural Repair and Rehabilition program.

If that doesn't work you could contact your local HUD office to see if they have advice for you. Also check the local office of NeighborWorks, which might be able to direct you to a place where you could get a much more affordable loan.


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