USDA Rural Development supports rural prosperity in North Carolina by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help eligible rural North Carolinians buy or rent affordable housing, and we can partner with you to build or improve essential community facilities such as hospitals, libraries, and schools. We boost rural economic development by funding technical assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them design robust business plans, find new markets, and promote their goods and services. We also help eligible businesses and manufacturers expand or improve, and we support energy programs that finance renewable systems for agriculture and industry. Because so many of our employees live and work in the very communities we serve, the USDA Rural Development mission is personal to us. It’s this commitment to our neighbors that sets us apart.

USDA Rural Development Key Programs

Section 502 Direct Loan Program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance.

Section 504 Home Repair Program provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly homeowners.

Visit the North Carolina Division for more information.