Since the 1950s, the United States Department of Agriculture has financed the construction, repair, and affordability of millions of homes for low- and moderate-income rural Americans. This activity is accomplished primarily through its Rural Development (RD) agency (formerly the Farmer’s Home Administration). The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents regular information and data on USDA’s rural housing loan and grant obligation activity.

The USDA Rural Development Program Obligation Report is a monthly series detailing the year to date utilization of most USDA housing programs at the state and national level. HAC also produces the USDA Rural Development Year-End Obligations Report at the end of each Fiscal year.

The USDA Rural Development (RD) Year-End Report presents fiscal year utilization and activity of most USDA housing programs at the state and national level. These figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA-RD 205c,d, and f report data. Additional data and information for the year end report were also provided by USDA’s Single Family and Multifamily Housing Divisions in the National Office.

Funds obligated for USDA Rural Development Programs since inception.

This report includes occupancy information for both Section 515 rural rental housing and Section 514 farm labor housing properties. Starting in Fiscal Year 2013 the report includes demographics on the Section 521 rental assistance.

USDA Rural Development Housing Programs Eligibility (

If you have problems accessing any of the documents on this page, contact Dan Stern, HAC, 202-842-8600

If you have questions about the data on this page, contact Lance George, HAC, 202-842-8600