USDA Announces the Top Five Housing Guaranteed Lenders in Pennsylvania

Daniel Blottenberger
Release Date
Jun 30, 2021

Lenders helped 4,962 Rural Families Achieve Homeownership

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today announced the top five guaranteed housing program lenders for 2020 in Pennsylvania. In total, 4,962 rural families and individuals achieved homeownership through the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program.

The top lenders in Pennsylvania are listed below. The amount of rural families and/or individuals they assisted is in parentheses:

  1. Residential Mortgage Services       (319)
  2. Jersey Shore State Bank                (226)
  3. Cross Country Mortgage                (212)
  4. Union Home Mortgage                   (187)
  5. Plaza Home Mortgage                    (180)

Acting State Director for Rural Development in Pennsylvania Jeremy Wilson said, “At USDA, we believe that our lending partners open the door to homeownership to rural Americans, help strengthen communities, provide stability for families, and an opportunity for them to build generational wealth.”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of USDA’s Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan program. The program has helped 4.8 million people achieve the dream of homeownership.

“We could not have accomplished this without these partnerships,” Wilson said.

Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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