In the years to come, the growth in rural population and the predominance of
low-wage jobs will translate into an increased need for affordable capital to fund housing
and community facilities.
Rural communities, like
the people who live in them, need access to affordable capital. Without the
Community Facilities program, many of these communities would be unable to fund essential
services such as fire and rescue squads and health care facilities. As Welfare
Reform is implemented, these communities will see an even greater need for affordable
child care services.
Community facilities - such as health care clinics, police and fire stations, schools
and child care centers - are essential for the quality of life in any rural
community. Through its Community Facilities loan program, the Housing and Community Facilities Programs
is striving to ensure that such facilities are readily available to all rural Americans.
The commitment of USDA to this effort is at the core of its mission and its promise
to help build stronger, more vibrant rural communities across the nation.
Community Programs top
Community Programs administers programs designed to
finance and facilitate the development of essential community facilities and services in
rural areas. These facilities include hospitals, clinics, elderly care facilities,
child care, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public
buildings, vocational and medical rehabilitation centers, group homes, schools,
educational and cultural facilities, and public transportation. To see more examples
of projects which may be eligible for essential community facilities under the Community
Facilities Loan and Grant Programs click here.