USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 19 – April

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2019 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of April, USDA obligated 53,177 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling $7,457,480,989. This is $2,493,674,788 less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 71,545 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling $9,951,155,777.

The agency has been operating under several continuing resolutions and a 35-day government shutdown since the beginning of the fiscal year. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 was signed into law on February 15, 2019 which provided funding for the rest of the fiscal year.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $6,961,849,991 (48,113 loan guarantees) down from $9,344,108,146 (64,441 loan guarantees) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, the agency obligated $373,232,082 (2,366 loans), down from $470,085,569 (3,172 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very lowincome (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 36 percent. VLI loans represented 41 percent of the total number of Section 502 Direct loans.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 1,112 loans representing $6,630,392. Loan volume was down from this time last year (1,512 loans representing $9,060,511 million.) There were also $8,897,038 (1,112 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $2,430,119 (2,304 grants) at the same time last year.

USDA’s Section 523 Self Help Housing Grant program funded 7 grants and contracts totaling $7,052,393, up from last year at this time when 5 grants and contracts were funded totaling $14,238,816.

USDA has also funded 4 credit sales representing $304,961.

Multi-Family Housing Programs

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 48 loan guarantees totaling $72,502,085, down from last year’s 60 loan guarantees ($82,500,369.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 30 loans totaling $22,963,582 obligated compared to 14 loans totaling $12,095,965 this time last year. There has been 1 MPR loan totaling $537,865 and no grants obligated compared to 15 loans and 2 grants representing $15,650,054 and $251,260 this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing programs, 2 loans and 2 grants have been funded totaling $2,070,000 and $1,400,000 respectively. Last year in April, there were no loans or grants.

No Section 533 Housing Preservation grants obligated so far this year, similar to this time last year.

USDA obligated funds for 155,727 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $807,221,198 million. This compares to 133,633 units ($662,237,636) obligated same time last year. There were also 3,843 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $16,991,439 compared to 3,763 vouchers representing $15,497,346 this time last year.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 19 – March

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2019 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of March, USDA obligated 43,419 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $6.0 billion. This is about $2.4 billion less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 60,977 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $8.5 billion.

The agency has been operating under several continuing resolutions and a 35-day government shutdown since October 1, 2019.The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 was signed into law on February 15, 2019 which provided funding for the rest of the fiscal year

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $5.7 billion (39,465 loan guarantees) down from $8 billion (54,826 loan guarantees) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been about $290.5 million (1,848 loans), down from $404.7 million (2,742 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was about 38 percent.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 881 loans representing about $5.1 million. Loan volume was down from this time last year (1,296 loans representing $7.7 million.) There were also about $7 million (1,165 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $12.5 million (2,019 grants) at the same time last year.

USDA’s Section 523 Self Help Housing Grant program funded 5 grants totaling $3.4 million which is up from last year at this time when funding totaled $1.5 million.

USDA has also funded 4 credit sales representing $304,961.

Multifamily Housing Program Highlights

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 45 loan guarantees totaling $64.7 million, down from last year’s 55 loan guarantees ($74.7 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 3 loans totaling $4.4 million obligated compared to 10 loans totaling $10.1 million this time last year. One MPR loan totaling $537,865 and no grants have been obligated compared to 14 loans ($13.7 million) and 1 grant ($15,400) this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing programs, 1 loan and 1 grant have been funded totaling $1.5 million and $700,000 respectively. Last year in March, there were no loans or grants.

There were also no Section 533 Housing Preservation grants obligated so far this year, compared to one loan last year totaling $21,417.

USDA obligated funds for 97,788 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $490.5 million. This compares to about 98,728 units ($497.7 million) obligated same time last year. There were also 3,135 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $13.5 million compared to 3,237 vouchers representing $13.6 million this time last year.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 19 – February

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2019 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of February, USDA obligated 35,131 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $4.9 billion. This is about $2.0 million less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 49,912 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $6.9 billion.

 

The agency has been operating under several continuing resolutions and a 35-day government shutdown since October 1, 2019.The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 was signed into law on February 15, 2019 which provided funding for the rest of the fiscal yearSingle Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $4.6 billion (32,217 loan guarantees) down from $6.5 billion (45,125) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been about $209.7 million (1,318 loans), down from $305.8 million (2,110 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was over 40 percent.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 668 loans representing about $4.0 million. Loan volume was down from this time last year (1,027 loans representing $6.1 million.) There were also $5.2 million (877 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $9.9 million (1,605 grants) at the same time last year.

USDA’s Section 523 Self Help Housing Grant program funded 4 grants totaling $2.9 million which is up from last year at this time when funding totaled $1.5 million.

USDA has also funded 2 credit sales representing $157,785.

Multifamily Housing Program Highlights

USDA Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 39 loan guarantees totaling $58 million, up from 23 loan guarantees ($34.9 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 4 loans totaling $5.0 million obligated compared to 6 loans totaling $6.1 million this time last year. There were also no MPR loans or grants compared to 6 loans (4.8 million) and 1 grant ($15,400) this time last year.

USDA obligated funds for 97,544 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $490 million. This compares to about 92,941 units ($472.6 million) obligated same time last year. There were also 2,530 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $10.8 million compared to 2,629 vouchers representing $11.0 million this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing programs, 1 loan and 1 grant have been funded totaling $1.5 million and $700,000 respectively. Last year, there were no loans or grants at this time.

There were also 0 Section 533 Housing Preservation grants obligated so far this year, similar to last year.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 18 – September

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2018 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of September, USDA obligated 131,485 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $18.4 billion. This is about $2.2 million less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 149,860 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $20.7 billion.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $16.8 billion (115,864 loan guarantees) down from $19.3 billion (134,071) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been about $1.1 billion (7,199 loans), up from $999.99 million (7,187 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 32.8 percent, down from 38.1 percent this time last year.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 3,225 loans representing $19.8 million. There were fewer loans than this time last year (3,431 loans) but more dollars obligated ($19.6 million.) There were also $28.2 million (4,585 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $28.9 million (4,763 grants) at the same time last year.

USDA’s Section 523 Self Help Housing Grant program funded 45 grants and contracts totaling $34.8 million less than this time last year at this time when funding totaled $36.6 million.

USDA has also funded 14 credit sales representing $1,591,104.

Multifamily Housing Program Highlights

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 132 loan guarantees totaling $185.7 million, up from 106 loan guarantees ($177.0 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 35 loans totaling $42.6 million obligated compared to 31 loans totaling $35.0 million this time last year. There were also 186 MPR loans and 2 grants totaling $116.0 million and $251,260 respectively, compared to 33 loans ($26.8 million) and 3 grants ($102,561) this time last year.

USDA obligated funds for 268,514 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $1.35 billion. This compares to about 302,451 units ($1.37 billion) obligated same time last year. There were also 6,353 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $26.7 million compared to 5,609 vouchers representing $22.0 million this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing programs, 19 loans and 12 grants have been funded totaling $35.5 million and $17.2 million, respectively. Last year, there were 21 loans and 6 grants funded representing $34.9 million and $8.2 million.

There were also 143 Section 533 Housing Preservation grants totaling $10.8 million compared to 107 grants last year totaling $4.9 million.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 18 – August

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2018 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of August, USDA obligated 107,385 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $14.97 billion. This is about $1.73 billion less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 121,655 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $16.71 billion.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $13.92 billion (95,949 loan guarantees) up from $15.71 billion (109,516) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been over $822.2 million (5,426 loans), also down from $771.4 million (5,596 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 33.5 percent, down from 36.8 percent at the same time last year.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 2,386 loans representing $14.6 million. As in the other single family housing programs, loan volume was down from this time last year (2,605 loans representing $14.6 million.) There were also $21.1 million (3,428 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $22.8 million (3,774 grants) at the same time last year.

Obligations in the Mutual Self-Help program totaled 23 grants and contracts totaling $18 million compared to 26 grants and contracts totaling $20.3 million last year.

USDA has also funded 14 credit sales representing $1,591,104.

Multifamily Housing Program Highlights

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 98 loan guarantees totaling $125.3 million, up from 71 loan guarantees ($121.6 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 16 loans totaling $19.6 million obligated compared to 10 loans totaling $10.5 million this time last year. There were also 15 MPR loans and 2 grants totaling $10.5 million and $251,260 respectively, compared to 30 loans ($21.4 million) and 2 grants ($53,220) this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing program, there were 6 loans ($8.5 million) and 4 grants ($7.9 million) compared to 7 loans ($10.7 million) and no grants at this time last year. One Housing Preservation Grant has been obligated ($21,417) versus none last year.

USDA obligated funds for 193,148 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $950.6 million. This compares to about 194,472 units ($1.093 billion) obligated same time last year. There were also 5,526 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $23.2 million compared to 5,011 vouchers representing $19.8 million this time last year.

There were no other obligations for Multi-Family Housing programs in November.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

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USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 18 – July

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2018 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of July, USDA obligated 107,385 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $14.97 billion. This is about $1.73 billion less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 121,655 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $16.71 billion.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $13.92 billion (95,949 loan guarantees) down from $15.71 billion (109,516) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been over $822.2 million (5,426 loans), also down from $771.4 million (5,596 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 33.5 percent, down from 36.8 percent at the same time last year.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 2,386 loans representing $14.6 million. As in the other single family housing programs, loan volume was down from this time last year (2,605 loans representing $14.6 million.) There were also $21.1 million (3,428 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $22.8 million (3,774 grants) at the same time last year.

Obligations in the Mutual Self-Help program totaled 23 grants and contracts totaling $18 million compared to 26 grants and contracts totaling $20.3 million last year.

Multifamily Housing Program Highlights

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 98 loan guarantees totaling $125.3 million, up from 71 loan guarantees ($121.6 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 16 loans totaling $19.6 million obligated compared to 10 loans totaling $10.5 million this time last year. There were also 15 MPR loans and 2 grants totaling $10.5 million and $251,260 respectively, compared to 30 loans ($21.4 million) and 2 grants ($53,220) this time last year.

In the Farm Labor Housing program, there were 6 loans ($8.5 million) and 4 grants ($7.9 million) compared to 7 loans ($10.7 million) and no grants at this time last year. One Housing Preservation Grant has been obligated ($21,417) versus none last year.

USDA obligated funds for 193,148 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $950.6 million. This compares to about 194,472 units ($1.093 billion) obligated same time last year. There were also 5,526 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $23.2 million compared to 5,011 vouchers representing $19.8 million this time last year.

There were no other obligations for Multi-Family Housing programs in July.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 18 – November

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2018 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

USDA is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) which provides funding through December 8, 2017 based on last year’s appropriation levels. Congress will need to pass a final appropriations bill or another CR to keep the government operating after that date.

As of the end of November, USDA obligated 22,653 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $3.13 billion. This is about $352.7 million less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 25,139 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $3.48 billion. Obligations are likely lower due to the timing for funding the apportionment to the agency.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $2.97 billion (20,572 loan guarantees) down from $3.34 billion (23,297) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been over $131.4 million (909 loans), also down from $106.7 million (800 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 35.2 percent.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 425 loans representing $2.4 million. As in the other single family housing programs, loan volume was down from this time last year (458 loans representing $2.6 million.) There were also $4.5 million (730 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $3.4 million (564 grants) at the same time last year.

USDA has also funded 3 credit sales representing $482,278.

There were no other obligations for Single Family Housing programs in November.

Multi-Family Housing Programs.

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 8 loan guarantees totaling $10.9 million, down from 10 loan guarantees ($25.6 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 2 loans totaling $3.2 million obligated compared to 2 loans totaling $1.4 million this time last year. There were also 4 MPR loans and 1 grant totaling $2.7 million and $15,400 respectively, compared to 5 loans ($3.0 million) and 1 grants ($27,040) this time last year.

USDA obligated funds for 51,709 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $261.8 million. This compares to about 58,918 units ($263.7 million) obligated same time last year. There were also 820 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $3.4 million compared to 723 vouchers representing $2.7 million this time last year.

There were no other obligations for Multi-Family Housing programs in November.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 18 – October

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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2018 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

USDA is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) which provides funding through December 8, 2017 based on last year’s appropriation levels. Congress will need to pass a final appropriations bill or another CR to keep the government operating after that date.

As of the end of October, USDA obligated 10,832 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $1.55 billion. This is about $124.9 million less than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 12,053 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $1.68 billion. Obligations are likely lower due to the timing for fund apportionment to the agency.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $1.5 billion (10,366 loan guarantees) down from $1.6 billion (11,678) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been over $55.1 million (394 loans), also up from $38.2 million (302 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 36.2 percent.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 66 loans representing $385,836. As in the other single family housing programs, loan volume was up from this time last year (66 loans representing $433,590.) No grants were obligated in October.

There were no other obligations for Single Family Housing programs in October.

Multi-Family Housing Programs.

USDA obligated 188 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $762,506. There were no vouchers were obligated in October last year. There were also 3 MPR loans ($1.9 million) and 1 MPR grant (27,040.)

There were no other obligations for Multi-Family Housing programs in October.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.

USDA Rural Development Obligations FY 17 – September

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presents this month’s report on Fiscal Year 2017 USDA Rural Housing program obligations.

As of the end of September, USDA obligated 149,860 loans, loan guarantees, and grants totaling about $20.7 billion. This is about $2.97 billion more than obligation levels from the same time last year when there were 132,093 loans, loan guarantees, and grants obligated totaling about $17.7 billion.

Single Family Housing Program Highlights

The Section 502 Guaranteed loan program, the largest of the Single Family Housing programs, obligated $19.6 billion (137,071 loan guarantees) up from $16.4 billion (116,684) at the same time last year.

For the Section 502 Direct program, there have been nearly $1 billion (7,187 loans), up from $903.5 million (6,727 loans) in loan obligations this time last year. Very low-income (VLI) loan obligations as a percentage of the total Section 502 Direct loan dollars was 38.1 percent.

The Section 504 Repair and Rehabilitation programs obligated 3,431 loans representing $19.6 million. As in the other single family housing programs, loan volume was up from this time last year (3,150 loans representing $17.4 million.) There were also $28.9 million (4,763 grants) obligated in the Section 504 grant program compared to $30.7 million (5,004 grants) at the same time last year.

In the Section 523 Mutual Self Help program, the agency obligated a total of 52 (in grants and contracts $36.6 million) compared to 41 grants and contracts ($28.5 million) in FY 2016.

There were also 8 credit sales of Single Family properties totaling $668,717.

Multi-Family Housing Programs.

USDA’s Section 538 Multifamily Housing obligated 106 loan guarantees totaling about $177 million, compared to 110 loan guarantees ($172.5 million.) In the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program, there were 31 loans totaling $35.0 million obligated compared to 18 Section 515 loans were obligated this time last year totaling $18.0. For the Farm Labor Housing programs, USDA obligated 21 loans totaling $35.0 million and 6 grants compared to 20 loans ($32.2 million) and 11 grants ($15.7 million) this time last year. There were also 33 MPR loans and 3 grants totaling $26.8 million and $102,561 respectively, compared to 124 loans ($95.3 million) and 3 grants ($801,900) this time last year.

USDA obligated funds for 302,451 rental assistance units under the Section 521 Rental Assistance program totaling $1.37 billion. This compares to about 301,729 units ($1.39 billion) obligated same time last year. There were also 5,609 Rural Housing Vouchers totaling $22.0 million compared to 5,303 vouchers representing $19.5 million this time last year.

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* The Rural Housing Service (RHS) monthly obligation reports are produced by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 606, Washington, DC 20005. The monthly figures derive from HAC tabulations of USDA –RHS 205c, d, and f report data. For questions or comments about the obligation reports, please contact Michael Feinberg at 202-842-8600 or michael@ruralhome.org.