Single Family Housing Loans and Grants

Loans and GrantsSingle Family Housing Programs provide home ownership 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.

Guaranteed Loan Refinance PILOT FAQs

Questions and Answers about the pilot program to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages to reduce their monthly payments. The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Refinance Pilot Program will operate in 19 states for homeowners who have loans that were made or guaranteed by USDA Rural Development.

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Rural Housing Guaranteed Loan

Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Area income limits for this program are here. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance. In addition, applicants must have reasonable credit histories.

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Rural Housing Direct Loan

Section 502 loans are primarily used to help low-income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to acquire, build (including funds to purchase and prepare sites and to provide water and sewage facilities), repair, renovate or relocate a home.

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Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loan and Grant

The Very Low-Income Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards. Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Grants are funded directly by the Government. A grant is available to dwelling owner/occupant who is 62 years of age or older. Funds may only be used for repairs or improvements to remove health and safety hazards, or to complete repairs to make the dwelling accessible for household members with disabilities.

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Individual Water and Waste Grants

Individual Water and Waste Water Grants provide Government funds to households residing in an area recognized as a colonia before October 1, 1989.

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Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

To provide Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants to provide financial assistance to qualified nonprofit organizations and public bodies that will aid needy very low and low-income individuals and their families to build homes in rural areas by the self help method. Any State, political subdivision, private or public nonprofit corporation is eligible to apply.

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  1. Dominique Holt says

    Hello, I am a 27 year old single mother. Four beautiful children Raphael 8, Jesse 7, Arielle 6 and Jalyssa 3. Struggling is an understatement for the situation we’re in. We are currently living with my grandmother and three other adult, in a 3 bedroom home. Our income is scarce, and job opportunities are slim. Lord knows, I’ve been trying everything to make sure my children are comfortable and have somewhere to sleep. We really need some help getting into a home or an apartment. Just as long as it’s ours. Please Help!!!! (215)888-5531

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