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Rural Americans rely on Rural Housing Service programs like the 502 Rural Housing Guaranteed Loan Program to provide them with services that can be difficult to come by in some communities.

May 12, 2015
The partnership between REALTORS® and the Rural Housing Service supports homeownership in rural areas and helps those communities thrive.
May 8, 2015
Section 502 direct loans from the federal Rural Housing Service are not as well-known as Sec. 502 guaranteed loans, but for lower-income home buyers in rural areas the loans could make home ownership possible. The loans go to households earning as low as 50 percent of the area median income. NAR Government Affairs sits down with the director of the program to learn about how the program works.
April 28, 2015
The spring selling season reaches an 18-month high in March. Other stories: NAR urges the Senate to act on mortgage credit, and Sec. 502 direct loans.
March 13, 2015
The Rural Housing Service published a proposed rule that implements four changes to the Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program.
March 4, 2015
The Rural Housing Service wants to help low- and very low-income applicants who do not qualify for the Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program by advising them about the Section 502 Direct Loan Program.


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