Single Family Housing Programs

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Single Family Housing Programs provide homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income rural Americans through several loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. The programs also make funding available to individuals to finance vital improvements necessary to make their homes decent, safe, and sanitary. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Single Family Housing Programs


Guaranteed Loan Program

News and Notes

In accordance with the new Farm Bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014, and Administrative Notice 4748 changes to eligible rural areas are being implemented.

Click on the links below for specific places:

  • Eligible Areas Effective May 6, 2014
  • Ineligible Areas Effective October 1, 2014
  • Click here for the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site

    For more information on this program, reference http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HAD-Guaranteed_Housing_Loans.html

    • To obtain the status of current turn times for GRH Conditional Commitments, please call 254-742-9781. This recording is updated daily as the current turn times change. Please check the recording prior to calling or emailing for a status update.
    • Please limit all calls and e-mails to those that are essential in order to allow us to work on issuing conditional commitments with minimal interruptions. Due to the large volume of calls that we receive, only the Form RD 3555-21 Point of Contact (POC) or the Underwriter should be calling on any file
    • As an approved lender it is your responsibility to submit a fully complete and correct package. Incomplete submissions will not be processed. Please refer to Chapter 15 of the 3555 Handbook Attachment 15-A.

    Guidance for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

    Contact and Other Information

    • Send all inquiries to TXGRHQUESTIONS@tx.usda.gov
    • If you have been working directly with a Specialist all questions, documentation, etc. should go directly to that Specialist.
    • All submissions to the processing and closing email boxes will receive an automated reply directly to the person emailing the package to confirm the submission was received.

    Forms and Documents


    Direct 502 Homeownership Loans

    A variety of documents for the Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program are listed below for your convenience.

    Contact and Other Information

    For all new inquiries, pre-qualifications and applications submitted to the agency, all correspondence including application materials should be directed to the centralized "Direct Delivery Unit" for Texas:
    • Email TXDIRECTSFH@tx.usda.gov
    • Phone 254-742-9770
    • FAX (preferred method) 1-844-496-8122
    • Mailing Address: USDA Rural Development Housing Program, 101 South Main Street, Suite 102, Temple, Texas 76501

    Other Available Programs


    Additional Resources