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Rural Development ensures Americans living in rural communities have access to affordable, well-built homes and rental housing near jobs, school, healthcare and civic life.

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Housing Programs for Private Lenders

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NOTE: Any changes to property eligibility maps based on 2010 Census data are scheduled to be implemented March 27, 2013. If this information changes before that date this notice will be updated with the new information.

System for Award Management (

SAM is the new streamlined reporting system for USDA and other federal agencies. The consolidated system simplifies the process for loan and grant recipients and makes project tracking more transparent.NOTE: Individuals applying for a home loan do NOT use

SAM replaces the following systems: Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List.

More information is at and frequently Asked Questions/Quick Start

The web addresses for legacy systems will also automatically redirect users to