USDA Celebrates Homeownership Month in Rural Montana Communities

Shelby Johnsen
Release Date
Jun 01, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Montana State Director Charles Robison today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role in supporting rural homeownership. President Trump issued a proclamation on May 29 recognizing June as National Homeownership Month.

“Rural Development’s housing programs provide rural Montanans the resources they need to become homeowners,” Robison said. “The opportunity of homeownership encourages the growth of prosperity in our rural communities. Each day that we can say we put a roof over another family’s head is a good day.”

To assist homeowners facing current hardships, USDA is offering payment moratoriums and modified application processes. USDA Rural Development is also working with new borrowers and their lenders to make special accommodations based on local needs and restrictions. For the most up-to-date information on Rural Development’s response to COVID-19, visit Updates are also distributed via Twitter @usdaRD and @RD_Montana.

In Montana, USDA invested over $113.4 million to help rural families and individuals buy homes. USDA also provided $226,689 for home repairs for 35 very low-income rural Montanans.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs 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 areas. For more information, visit

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