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USDA Rural Development, Hunterdon County to hold Homeownership Expo Jan 31

Derek VanHorn
Mount Laurel
Release Date

The Hunterdon County Homeownership Expo is set to take place on January 31, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, New Jersey. This event is free to attend and promises to be a one-stop destination for anyone planning to buy a home.

The event is open to the public and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend to learn about affordable housing options in rural New Jersey, including options with mortgage rates below market average.

"We've brought together a diverse range of professionals to provide comprehensive guidance and resources," said Chris Phelan, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce President. "Whether you are exploring financing options, seeking advice on home inspections, or aiming to enhance your financial literacy, the Expo is designed to be your roadmap to homeownership."

The Expo will feature Exhibitors, Realtors, Lenders, Title Companies, Inspectors, Financial Literacy experts, and Counselors ready to share valuable information and resources for prospective homeowners.

A highlight of the event will be a presentation by USDA Rural Development on how homebuyers can purchase a home with no money down and fixed rates under USDA’s Direct & Guaranteed loan programs. These programs offer attendees affordable pathways to homeownership.

“We believe at the USDA that our lending programs open the door to homeownership for rural Americans, help strengthen communities, and provide stability for families,” said Jane Asselta, Rural Development State Director. “Providing housing options to underserved areas is at the core of what we do in our mission to serve rural New Jersey, and we’re eager to work with the Hunterdon County community.”

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance through the Hunterdon County Chamber website.

“Our goal is to spread the word to all residents that affordable housing in Hunterdon County is a viable option,” said Brad Myhre, Hunterdon County Commissioner. “The homebuying process can be daunting, and events like this help ease that process by showing the many options available for all prospective homeowners.”

USDA Rural Development funds projects in New Jersey under the leadership of its state office staff located in Mt. Laurel and is supported by offices located in Hackettstown, Columbus, and Vineland. For more information on programs, visit our state website or follow us on social media.