USDA Rural Development Offers Rural Housing Loans and Grants

USDA Rural Development is currently accepting pre-applications for loans and grants to build or rehabilitate rural rental housing for domestic farmworkers.

The housing is intended for any domestic farm laborer who receives a substantial portion of his/her income from the primary production of processed or unprocessed agricultural or aquacultural commodities. It must be operated on a non-profit basis. Groups eligible for the loans and grants include housing authorities, state and local governments, Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, and community-and faith-based groups.

Priority will be given to applicants seeking funds for housing projects that are energy efficient and generate energy.

For application information, see page 42258 of the July 18, Federal Register,