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USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Highlighting programs that help people in rural, Tribal and underserved areas buy, build and repair affordable homes and to pay their rent in America’s smallest towns and communities.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

Current Publications

Joint Childcare Resource Guide
Strengthening and expanding child care facilities in rural communities
PDF (English)  |  PDF (Español)

Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources
A Guide for Rural Communities
PDF (English)  |  PDF (Español)

Fact Sheets- View all
These are printable, interactive versions of the Program 101 tabs for each of the programs offered by USDA Rural Development.

Regulations & Guidelines - View all
All Federal regulations can be found at Regulations.gov

Reports - View all


Check Eligibility

This site is used to evaluate the likelihood that a potential applicant would be eligible for program assistance. In order to be eligible for many USDA loans, household income must meet certain guidelines.
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Lender Portal

This innovative resource allows for electronic reporting by lenders to Rural Development's agencies, including the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Rural Housing Service.
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Home Loan Servicing

As a part of USDA Rural Development, our mission is to be a cost-effective service provider that strives to help homeowners and their families remain successful homeowners throughout the term of the loan.
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Local Offices

USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.
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Rural Development Multimedia

Learn more about the Rural Energy Pilot Program.