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Rural Development seeks applications for 538 Guaranteed Loan Program

USDA’s Rural Development (RD) published a notice last week in the Federal Register calling for applications for loan guarantees under the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (538 Program) for FY 2016. The 538 Program works with qualified private-sector lenders to provide ... read more...

Senate Appropriations Committee Approved Spending Bill FY 2013

On April 19, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2013 spending bill (S. 2322) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and on April 26th approved the FY 2013 spending bill (S.2375) for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which includes funding ... read more...

Reduced Funding a Concern for Rural Affordable Housing in Fiscal Year 2012

Movement into the second half of the first session of the 112th Congress brings several issues to the forefront when dealing with rural affordable housing.  There are major changes in funding that will impact Fiscal Year 2012’s Rural Development Budget.  The following issues, as stated by the ... read more...