A rural housing loan, also known as a USDA loan, is backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is designed to encourage homeownership in America’s more rural and remote locations. They’re ideal for low- and middle-income earners who may have difficulty obtaining other forms of financing.
Rural housing loans can only be used for owner-occupied, primary residences, so they cannot be used on rental or commercial properties. You’ll also need to buy a home in an eligible location and meet certain debt-to-income and employment requirements.
USDA loans are designed for buyers with low to moderate income. They’re also ideal if you: