RHS Policies and Programs
The housing programs operated by the Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture help ensure access to credit in rural communities across the country, both through direct loans and loan guarantees.
Overview: The Rural Housing Service offers programs to help individuals and families buy, build, or repair homes in rural communities. Because access to credit may be more limited in certain rural areas, RHS programs serve a critical role in the market. MBA supports efforts to provide these programs with the funding and other resources necessary to promote homeownership through all parts of the credit cycle.
Recent MBA Activity Related to RHS Policies and Programs
- Comment Letter: MBA to USDA on Loss Mitigation and Loss Claim Process for Single Family Housing Guarantee Program (October 22, 2018)
- Comment Letter: MBA to RHS on Technology Fee for Automated Guarantee Loan Systems (September 11, 2018)
- Comment Letter: MBA to RHS on Single Close Combination Construction to Permanent Loans (August 20, 2018)