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Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.427
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Aug 30, 2019

Choose the appropriate state in the drop down menu on the top right of the program website. This will open the state specific page. Tabs at the top of the page will show general program information, forms and resources, and state specific contact information.

Federal contact:
Mirna Reyes-Bible


The Farm Labor Housing program provides low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, or seasonal domestic farm laborers.

The primary use of the funds includes construction, improvement, repair, and purchase of housing for domestic farm laborers. Funding may also be available for buying and improving land, purchasing household furnishings, and paying construction loan interest. A full list of eligible activities is provided in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Rental housing may be used by:

  • Domestic farm laborers, including those working on fish and oyster farms and on-farm processing
  • Retired and/or disabled farm laborers
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Very-low- to moderate-income households

Eligible applicants include:

  • Farmers, associations of farmers, and family farm corporations
  • Associations of farm workers and nonprofit organizations
  • State and local governmental entities
  • Federally recognized Tribes
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Individual requests may not exceed $3,000,000.

Loans are at a 1% fixed rate for up to a 33 year pay back period.

Grant funds may be awarded based on need and may not exceed 90% of project cost.

Application process

A link to application instructions is available on the program website and in the Federal Register. Begin the application process by contacting the state-level contact from the program website. Phase 1 applications may be submitted electronically and in paper form. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Farmers and farmworkers · Housing and homelessness

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