Grants man receives homeownership award

Danny Rael awarded the New Mexico National Homeownership Award

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico contractor got an award for helping others in his community.

And he says doing good deeds as a contractor runs in the family.

The Grants contractor, Danny Rael, got the New Mexico National Homeownership Award Tuesday.

He’s been awarded for his work to help remodel homes for special needs and elderly clients.

Most of his work requires making the rural homes ADA accessible.

A home that was repaired Tuesday has been occupied by a man for about 50 years.

The USDA Rural Development director says Rael leads by example showing people that it’s important to support your community.

Most of the money to pay for the remodeling comes from USDA Rural Development loans and grants. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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