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USDA RD Leadership Participates in National Homeownership Events Across the Piedmont

Robert Kerns
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GREENSBORO, N.C., June 7, 2023 – Deputy Administrator, Single Family Housing Programs Cathy Glover and Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight celebrated two families milestone of the American Dream of homeownership when they cut a ribbon and were welcomed into their home and toured another recent homeowners residence today.

“Through our single-family programs, USDA is ready to support the housing needs of all people living in rural and Tribal communities—whether they’re moving to a new town, transitioning jobs, taking care of loved ones or experiencing other life needs.,” said Speight. “This is our fourth event celebrating National Homeownership Month. Our Team is overwhelmed seeing the smiles and happiness our homeownership programs are bringing to rural North Carolina.”

The families partnered with Rural Development utilizing the Single-Family Housing Direct Home Loan program.

Also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program, this program assists low-and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.

Speight and members of his Rural Development Team are participating in events celebrating National Homeownership Month across the state in June.


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, 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 www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.


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