COLUMBUS, N.C., June 1, 2023 – Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight and the Housing Assistance Corporation celebrated the American Dream of homeownership when they cut a ribbon on four nearly completed homes in Columbus today.
Families who partnering with Rural Development to purchase home in this development will utilize 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.
“Everyone person, regardless of their income, should have a place to call home,” said Speight. “Rural Development’s partnership with the Housing Assistance Corporation is helping make the dream of homeownership a reality for these residents.”
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.
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