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USDA Rural Development Multi-family Housing Programs

Multifamily Housing assists rural property owners through loans, loan guarantees, and grants that enable owners to develop and rehabilitate properties for low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals and families as well as domestic farm laborers.Multifamily Housing works with the owners of its direct and farm labor housing loan properties to subsidize rents for low-income tenants who cannot afford to pay their full rent. Additionally, when a direct loan ends before its initial term, Multifamily Housing provides vouchers to protect eligible tenants who otherwise may face hardship if they cannot find other affordable housing.

Multifamily Housing Direct Loans: This program provides competitive financing for affordable multi-family rental housing for low-income, elderly, or disabled individuals and families in eligible rural areas. Click here for more Information.

Multifamily Housing Loan Guarantees: The program works with qualified private-sector lenders to provide financing to qualified borrowers to increase the supply of affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in eligible rural areas and towns. Click here for more Information

Off-Farm Labor Direct Loans & Grants: This program provides affordable financing to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers. Click here for more Information

On-Farm Labor Housing Loans: This program provides affordable financing to develop or rehabilitate affordable rental housing for very-low income domestic, migrant, and seasonal farm laborers. Click here for more Information

Multifamily Housing Preservation & Revitalization (MPR): This program restructures loans for existing Rural Rental Housing and Off-Farm Labor Housing projects to help improve and preserve the availability of safe affordable rental housing for low income residents. Click here for more Information.

Multifamily Housing Rental Assistance Program: This program provides payments to owners of USDA-financed Rural Rental Housing or Farm Labor Housing projects on behalf of low-income tenants unable to pay their full rent. Click here for more Information.

Multifamily Tenant Voucher Program: This program provides vouchers to protect eligible tenants in Multifamily Direct Loan properties who may face hardship when the loan on the property is prepaid, or the property is foreclosed. Click here for more Information.

Multifamily Housing Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance Grants: USDA Rural Development awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities (PHAs) to provide technical assistance (TA) and other services to enable affordable housing preservation through the transfer of Multifamily Housing Direct Loan properties from current owners to nonprofits or PHAs. Click here for more Information.

Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance Grants: USDA Rural Development awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to applicants for Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and grants. Click here for more Information.

For more information on USDA programs and how they can support, please contact the following or visit the Kahului Service Center at the address listed below.

Mr. Gerald Gregory
Natural Resources Conservation Service  
gerald.gregory@usda.gov
Direct Phone: (808) 214-1747

Nenita E. Acob
Area Specialist
Maui Satellite Office, Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture
Direct Phone:  (808) 214-1733 / Fax:  (855) 878-2464

Kahului Service Center
77 Hookele Street, 2nd Floor
Kahului, HI  96732

USDA Rural Development can support homeowners, businesses, and communities in recovering and rebuilding, especially in providing long-term support through repairing homes, essential community facilities, and rural water systems. For more information, individuals can review USDA's Rural Development’s Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources Guide for Rural Communities.

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