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Southern New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

Welcome! USDA Rural Development Southern New England supports prosperity in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help rural Southern New Englanders secure safe affordable housing, and we can partner with you to build or improve essential community facilities such as public safety complexes, hospitals, libraries, and schools. We boost rural economic development by funding technical assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them design robust business plans, find new markets, and promote their goods and services or expand and improve their facilities.  We also support energy programs that improve energy efficiency and finance renewable energy systems for rural businesses. Because so many of our employees live and work in the very communities we serve, the USDA Rural Development mission is personal to us. It’s this commitment to our neighbors and our commitment to preserving our community characteristics that makes USDA Rural Development so unique. Scroll down to learn more about how we can help you and your community or visit our Southern New England contact page.

map of Southern New England

For Your Awareness:

**NOTICE** USDA, Rural Development (RD) recently received reports of homeowners receiving letters offering special assistance through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and Making Home Affordable trial programs for loans that are delinquent.  The letter provides a payment plan and asks the customer to complete a form to be faxed or mailed which contains private information (social security number, signature). Do not respond to this inquiry, this is not a legitimate request.  If you receive a suspicious call or letter regarding your RD home loan do not follow the instructions and call us at 1-800-414-1226 to speak to a representative. If you suspect you have been a victim of identity fraud you should contact your local authorities.

Questions? Contact your local USDA Rural Development office!

View All Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Contacts

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Contact Information

Southern New England Rural Development State Office
451 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-2999
Voice: (413) 253-4300
Fax: (855) 596-7673

Questions about Multifamily Housing Programs? Call 1-800-292-8293

We highly recommend making an appointment with one of our area offices. Our offices may be unstaffed at times as they are often in the field serving our rural communities.

All Southern New England - CT, MA & RI offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.