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The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA) is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.

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USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

Daniels, WV - July 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mary Robertson can hardly contain her excitement as she talks about the new improvements to her home near Beckley. Mrs. Robertson qualified for low-interest loan funds and a grant through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs earlier this year.

USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

Bruceton Mills, WV - June 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- David and Lois Lose have a smile on their face as they talk about the new addition to their home in the Brandonville community of Preston County. Mr. and Mrs. Lose qualified for low-interest loan funds through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs late last year.

USDA Recognizes Top Lenders, Loan Officers, Realtors

LAS VEGAS, NV - June 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In celebration of June as Homeownership Month, USDA Rural Development Rural Housing Administrator Tammye Trevino today announced the top lenders, loan officers and realtors who work in the guaranteed 502 housing program. USDA RD has invested a total of $96.4 million in guaranteed loans between June 2011 and June 2012, assisting 676 low and moderate income families into homeownership.

USDA CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH IN CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Chambersburg, PA - June 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two USDA officials celebrated National Homeownership Month in Pennsylvania and reminded rural residents of opportunities to purchase or refinance homes in rural areas.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and USDA Celebrate National Homeownership Month

WASHINGTON, DC - June 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today kicked off National Homeownership Month and reminded rural residents of opportunities to purchase or refinance homes in rural areas.

USDA TO PARTICIPATE IN WHITE HOUSE FORUMS ON HOUSING

Washington, D.C. - June 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- USDA Rural Development Housing Administrator Tammye Treviño today announced that USDA is participating with the White House on a series of upcoming forums to highlight steps the Obama Administration is taking to improve the nation’s housing market and help middle-class families.

USDA Seeks Grant Applications to Improve Rural Housing

WASHINGTON, DC - May 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications for grants are being accepted to provide assistance to low- and very-low-income rural residents to repair their homes.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Rural Housing

SELMA, AL - October 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today selected recipients in 50 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for grants to make critical repairs and improve housing conditions for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Doug O'Brien announced the recipients today on Secretary Vilsack's behalf while attending a local Farm Bill listening session in Selma, Ala.

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT SEEKS APPLICATIONS TO IMPROVE RURAL HOUSING

ST. PAUL, MI - July 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer announced recently that applications are being accepted for grants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Preserve and Revitalize Rural Rental Housing Complexes

WASHINGTON, DC - July 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications to participate in a demonstration program to preserve and revitalize existing Multi-Family Housing projects financed by Rural Development.

USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

Weston, WV - July 1 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kristie Stutler can’t stop smiling as she talks about her new home near Jackson’s Mill. Ms. Stutler qualified for loan funds through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs last fall. Earlier this year, she found the perfect home for her family.

USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

White Sulphur Springs, WV - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rhonda Loudermilk has a smile on her face as she talks about her new heating system in her White Sulphur Springs home. Ms. Loudermilk qualified for loan funds through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs late last year.

ENERGY-SAVING HOME PROMPTS INCREASED INTEREST IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT’S HOUSING PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C. - June 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager today highlighted a growing interest in energy-efficient home building. He said builders and nonprofit organizations throughout the country have been calling USDA Rural Development and especially the Kentucky State Office to learn more details about an affordable, energy-efficient home that USDA helped finance. Recently, USDA featured the home and a story about its 73-year-old owner, a widow who had never owned a home before, on the USDA blog. That blog post resulted in a significant response from readers.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Kicks Off June Homeownership Month

WASHINGTON, DC - June 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today kicked off National Homeownership Month and highlighted the important role housing plays in creating jobs, maintaining viable rural communities and contributing to the economy. Since the start of the current fiscal year, which began last October 1, USDA Rural Development has financed approximately 80,000 home loans for rural residents.

USDA Seeks Applications for Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Loans to Improve the Quality of Housing...

WASHINGTON, DC - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager today invited non-profit groups and public entities to apply for loans to rehabilitate multi-family housing in rural areas.

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