What is a USDA Rural Housing Service loan?

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) offers mortgage programs that can help low- to moderate-income rural residents purchase, construct, and repair homes. The RHS both lends directly to qualified borrowers and guarantees loans that meet RHS program requirements made by approved lenders.

The RHS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Learn more about RHS or USDA loan programs, including whether you might qualify for one, online or call (202) 720-2791.

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