The USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance is crucial for rural communities affected by crises and disasters. It offers essential support to homeowners, businesses, and communities to aid in their recovery and rebuilding process. If you are facing immediate needs due to a disaster and live in a President-declared disaster area, we recommend first seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The resource guide provides information on programs and services offered by RD and other government agencies. It aims to support rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disasters by helping them with long-term recovery and planning efforts.
We Care Letters are generated for RD Home loan borrowers when a major disaster occurs in a state. We want you to know that USDA Rural Development is here to help you when a disaster happens and causes damage to your property or affects your income. Our aim is to make sure you are aware of the assistance we can provide during these difficult times.
Key Programs for Disaster Assistance
Multifamily Housing assists rural property owners through loans, loan guarantees, and grants that enable owners to develop and rehabilitate properties for low-income, elderly, disabled individuals and families as well as domestic farm laborers following a disaster. To learn more, view the fact sheet and visit the Multifamily Housing Rental Map to find available rentals in your area.
Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Programs, 502 Home Loan and 504 Home Repair, give families and individuals the opportunity to buy, build, or repair affordable homes located in rural America following a disaster. For disasters that occurred in calendar year 2022, the Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant Program is also available.
Rural Development’s Disaster Assistance programs support the economic, cultural, and environmental priorities of Tribes through the Water and Waste Facility Loans and Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and ECWAG.
Our Disaster Assistance business programs partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth following a disaster. We are dedicated to promoting economic growth, innovation, and the well-being of rural communities.
Learn more about how RD can help support your recovery needs RD Service Offices are locations where you can connect with Rural Development employees to address your disaster assistance requirements.