Items Tagged with 'USDA'

ARTICLES

Obama Administration selects final Promise Zone communities

Brings economic growth to areas in distress
More than two years after announcing the first round of Promise Zones, high-poverty areas of a city that will receive economic help, the Obama administration announced its last round of communities. Find out where they are located, how they were chosen and what this will mean for the future.
Read More

Shutdown halts USDA loans

Mortgages processed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture came to a halt when the government shut down last week. The closing thwarted the processing of new USDA loans, creating another potential drag on the housing market.
Read More

Mortgages, USDA-approved

Here's a troubling anecdote for you, via the Wall Street Journal: When Erick Moore first read about the USDA's Rural Development Guaranteed Loan program, he says he imagined it would be "restricted to some little farmhouse." Instead, the 33-year-old computer programmer moved last month into a four-bedroom, three-bath home in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 17 miles outside Raleigh. The house sits on nearly one acre and features a brick facade, 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors.
Read More