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USDA Rural Development


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

USDA Rural Development 504 Grant program to very low income aged 62 or older and a 504 1% loan program to repair or improve a home, making it safe and sanitary by removing health and safety hazards. USDA Rural Development's Direct Homeownership Loan program offers home loans to lower income individuals who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere, with interest rates as low as 1% and no down payment. Loans are made for the purchase or building a home.

Funding Sources

Federal money

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

James P. Rhea -  Team Leader
724-482-4800 x 118

Contact Person(s)

Mathew Mcknight - Area Technician
724-482-4800 x 111

Contact Email(s)

Web Addresses

Primary Address

Area Specialist
625 Evans City Road
Suite 101
Butler, PA, 16001

Additional Addresses

625 Evans City Road
Butler, PA, 16001

Service Information

Service Area

Alleghey,Armstrong,Beaver,Butler,Greene,Indiana and Washington Counties

Service Description

Loans to community facilities, water, waste disposal, municipalities, health care facilities and non-profit corporations. Contact Butler area office at 724-482-4800 for further information

Water and waste facility loans are available for rural communities (new/repair/replace community sewage treatment plants, etc.). Contact Butler area office at 724-482-4800 for more information

504 1% loans up to $20,000.00 for very low income applicants located in an eligible area. Loans are made for 20 years

Home Ownership Direct Program to purchase/build for income eligible applicants. No down payment required. Loans are made for 33 or 38 years. The Interest Rate for Direct housing loans are set by USDA Rural Development and are based on your current income.

Available Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services

Credit Reporting Fee, except for 1% Loan/Grants for the elderly. Additional fees are dependent on the program

Eligibility Requirements

Dependent on the program

Miscellaneous Information

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