The Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant program provides capital
financing for the development of housing for domestic farm laborers.
Loans are made to farmers, associations of farmers, family farm
corporations, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, public agencies,
and associations of farmworkers. Typically, loan applicants are unable
to obtain credit elsewhere, but in some instances, farmers able to get
credit elsewhere may obtain loans at a rate of interest based on the
cost of federal borrowing. Grants are made to farmworker associations,
nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, and public agencies. Funds may
be used in urban areas for nearby farm labor. (This is the only Rural
Housing Service rural service area exception.)
Farm Labor Housing loans and grants are provided to
buy, build, improve, or repair housing for farm laborers, including
persons whose income in earned in aquaculture (fish and oyster farms)
and those engaged in on-farm processing. Funds can be used to purchase a
site or a leasehold interest in a site; to construct housing, day care
facilities, or community rooms; to pay fees to purchase durable
household furnishings; and to pay construction loan interest.
USDA Rural Development Specialists will be glad to discuss
services available from the Agency and explain application procedures.
Click here for the Rural Development Specialist closest to you.
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February 16, 2006