Program Name: Off-farm labor housing direct loans and grants  
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development  
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821  
Phone: 217-403-6200  
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program  


Provides affordable financing to develop housing for farm workers.

Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Farmers and family farm corporations, farmers’ or farm workers’ associations, nonprofits, state and local governments, and federally recognized Tribes. Terms and Conditions: 33 years at a 1 percent interest rate. Loans can cover up to 100 percent of total development costs. Grants are need-based and cannot exceed 90 percent of the total project cost
Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds can be used to buy or improve land, for new construction, to rehabilitate existing rental housing in lower-income areas, or to purchase household furnishings.