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.
Resources for individuals and families
Housing Programs for Private Lenders
Housing Programs for other applicants
Resources for Borrowers & Realtors
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.gov)
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.gov.
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 http://sam.gov and frequently Asked Questions/Quick Start
The web addresses for legacy systems will also automatically redirect users to sam.gov.