USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month and Highlights Life-Changing Stories and Programs

Posted by USDA Rural Development Public Affairs Specialist Jamie Mobley

June 02, 2022

In honor of National Homeownership Month, USDA Rural Development (DR) and the Biden-Harris Administration will highlight stories about how our programs have helped people in rural communities , tribal and underserved to buy, repair and build houses and pay their rent. As small towns and communities face the challenges of rising housing costs, this kind of support is now more essential than ever.

We know that well-built, energy-efficient and affordable housing is essential to the vitality of America’s rural and tribal communities. Through single-family, multi-family, rental assistance, home repair and other programs, RD is here to improve rural livability in the United States.

This month, we’ll share inspiring stories about families and individuals who have used DR programs to become homeowners, like a family in Colorado who lived on a school bus until a guaranteed loan made the possible homeownership, or the agency’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity that has helped families in rural Wisconsin, New Jersey and Tennessee repair and upgrade their homes to make them safer places to live and healthier. Watch for stories from Maine to New Mexico about RD partnerships with tribal organizations and stories of families in Texas who received funding under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. We’ll also share how RD is helping to meet people’s critical housing needs. living in socially vulnerable rural communities.

We also know that while home ownership suits many, many people in rural areas engage with their community by renting a home. Look for stories from us about how R&D programs have helped people in rural America pay rent, build wealth and invest in their communities.

Since 1949, RD’s Single Family Housing (SFH) programs, such as the SFH Guaranteed Loan and SFH Direct Home Loan programs, have helped nearly five million families and individuals achieve their dream of home ownership. property. For families whose homes need essential repairs, RD offers the SFH Repair Loan and Grant Programs. RD also has a Multifamily Housing Program to increase access to affordable multifamily rental housing opportunities in rural America.

Throughout the month we will be posting blogs and stories about these programs and how to apply. follow us on social media and visit our website for success stories, photos, news and information on how RD can help you achieve your dream of home ownership.

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