USDA Rural Development's housing programs provide homeownership, renovation and repair opportunities in rural areas to income-eligible individuals and families. Financing is also available to support the development and rental of affordable multi-family housing in rural towns and communities.
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
Complete applications for the RHS Housing programs, on hand as of close of business September 30, 2013, or filed pursuant to NOFA announcements published by September 30, 2013, may be processed using 2000 Census data for determining property eligibility and continuing to use the currently published ineligible areas as published on the Eligibility website at http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov for the Single and Multi-Family housing Programs.
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.