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USDA Rural Development Hosting Homeownership Workshop

Robert Kerns
Release Date
Jun 28, 2022

JACKSON, N.C., June 28, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight and his Single-Family Homes team led a Homeownership Workshop at the North Hampton Culture and Wellness Center in Jackson today.

Rural Development counselors were on hand to assist attendees with:

•           Requirements for USDA homeownership and repair programs.

•           Learning the difference between Rural Development loan and grant programs.

•           Assistance in applying for Rural Development Programs.

“We are here to help our rural population gain access to our programs and take advantage of the benefits afforded to them,” said Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight. “I realize the application process for USDA assistance can be daunting. My Team is here to assist in education and application.”

The event wraps up national Homeownership Month. For the past month North Carolina Rural Development focused its outreach on ways it works with lenders and community partners to open the door to homeownership in North Carolina.


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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