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RD Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program – Section 538

Category: Federal Incentives, Business Expansion

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD), Rural Housing Service (RHS)
DESCRIPTION: Guarantees lender's loans to construct rental housing for very low- to moderate- income income households; or elderly, handicapped, disabled persons with income not in excess of 115% of the median income of the surrounding area.
• Funds construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of rural multifamily housing.
• Maximum Program Benefits: 90% guarantee.
• Maturities: 40 years.
• Rates: Rates of the loans guaranteed must be fixed, as negotiated between lender and borrower within the HCFP maximum established under the Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA). The rate is based on the 30-year Treasury bond rate on the day prior to date of loan closing.

• The RD must approve lender participation in the program.
• Lender-approved applications are submitted to local offices for review and issuance of a Conditional ?Commitment for Guarantee.
• Loans of up to $1,500,000 must be approved by State Directors. All requests for loans above ?$1,500,000 must be reviewed by the HCFP National Office.
• For more information visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/brief_mfh_grrh.htm.
• Rural Development Homepage: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/index.html.

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