Omaha, Nebraska, Nov 10, 2010 -- First National Bank of Omaha was recognized today as one of the Top Ten Lenders in Fiscal Year 2010 for USDA Rural Development’s guaranteed rural housing (GRH) loan program. First National Bank of Omaha provided more than $2.1 million in home loans through this program, which fostered rural homeownership in the state, said Maxine Moul, Nebraska State Director for USDA Rural Development in making the presentation to the bank.
The GRH loan program continues to be extremely successful in Nebraska. Seventy-seven approved lenders participated in Fiscal Year 2010 providing nearly $90.4 million, and assisting 1,020 rural Nebraska households to achieve homeownership. Demand for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing homeownership program continued to be strong in Fiscal Year 2010.
Moul said, "We appreciate our partners, the Nebraska approved lenders, who make this program such a success. We anticipate another active year and we look forward to helping more rural Nebraskans to achieve the dream of homeownership. I wish to thank First National Bank of Omaha for their dedication in using the program.”
With guaranteed financing, private lending institutions provide the loans which are guaranteed by the federal government. The program features no down payment to eligible income households and no maximum mortgage limits. Dwellings must be located in a rural community with a population of up to 20,000, and including Norfolk and Columbus.
Existing guaranteed or direct loan borrowers may refinance their home loans under the GRH loan program to obtain a possible lower interest rate.
For additional information on becoming an approved lender or for applying for a guaranteed home loan, contact Krista Stevens at Krista.firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 437-5518. Visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne.