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.
Printable Housing Program Guide
Resources for individuals and families
Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Resources
Housing Programs for Private Lenders
Housing Programs for other applicants
USDA Home Loan Servicing Information
Resources for Borrowers & Realtors
Resources for Multi-Family Housing Program Borrowers
Non-USDA Affordable Housing Resources
Changes to the eligible areas map based on 2010 Census data scheduled to take effect Oct. 1,
have been changed by passage of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014. The new implementation date, barring Congressional action, will be Jan, 15 2014.
NOTE: Complete applications received before Jan, 15 2014, will continue to use rural area definitions based on 2000 Census data.
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.