A U.S. Department of Agriculture program that provides financing to farmers and certain borrowers to purchase rural property when other funds are not available. Return to Glossary Menu
An agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which operates a range of programs to help rural communities and individuals by providing loan and grants for housing and community facilities. The agency also works with private lenders to guarantee loans for the purchase or construction of single-family housing.
An agency within the Department of Agriculture. This agency provides financing to farmers and other qualified borrowers buying property in rural areas who are unable to obtain loans elsewhere. Funds are borrowed from the U.S. Treasury. Second Home A property occupied part-time by a person in addition to his or her primary residence.