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Affordable Housing

A safe, affordable home is one of the basic requisites of life—a key to individual health and well-being, and the foundation for sustainable, eco­nomically vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.

Housing is where LISC started. And it’s still the cornerstone of our mission, even as our vision has expanded to incorporate work to improve education, health, safety and economic growth in the places where we work. LISC helps make qual­ity, affordable housing available to low-income and vulnerable residents—from seniors to veterans to the formerly homeless—in underserved communities.

USDA RD's New Preliminary Assessment Tool

USDA RD has published a new Preliminary Assessment Tool (PAT) for transfers of multifamily properties. The PAT may be accessed on these USDA websites:

USDA Revised Area Loan Limits

On January 6, 2017, USDA announced revised area loan limits for its single family housing programs. 

The revised loan limits apply to the following states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

To determine your area’s limit, please visit USDA’s interactive map.

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Healthy Housing Initiative

In partnership with the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Rural LISC launched the Healthy Housing Initiative in 2015, offering critical funding for housing‐related programs and projects. 

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