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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantees
Loan guarantees for qualified private-sector lenders to provide financing to qualified borrowers with the intent of increasing the supply of affordable rental housing for low to moderate income individuals and families in eligible rural areas and towns.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
North Dakota Rural Housing Development Loan Program
Low-interest, short-term loans to be used for predevelopment soft costs, land acquisition, site development, and any other cost associated with producing housing in rural and difficult to develop areas of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program
Grants to nonprofits to respond to the immediate needs of Oregon communities facing disproportionate health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Community Foundation
Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Recovery Housing in Rural Communities
A partnership between U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate efforts to sell single-family housing properties owned by USDA at a discount to nonprofit organizations that provide housing, treatment, job training, and other key services for people in substance misuse treatment and recovery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USDA Rural Housing Service
Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Funding that provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loan Fund Program
Community development loans to local governments, public service authorities, user associations, nonprofit organizations, and other community entities for the development and/or construction of large-scale community projects.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.
Stand Down Grants
Provides funding for events that offer homeless veteran populations a variety of social services designed to help them to reintegrate into their communities, such as housing, healthcare, and employment opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
Strengthening the Tribal Response to Violence Against Native Women
Training, technical assistance, and resources designed to help individual tribal governments and tribal communities strengthen the response to effectively address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tribal Law and Policy Institute