Direct Housing_Natural Disaster

To assist qualified lower income rural families to meet emergency assistance needs resulting from natural disaster to buy, build, rehabilitate, or improve dwellings in rural areas.

Funds are only available to the extent that funds are not provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

For
the purpose of administering these funds, natural disaster will only include those areas identified by a Presidential declaration.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - Consult your local telephone directory under United States Department of Agriculture for Rural Development field office number.

If no listing, contact appropriate Rural Development State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or on the internet at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html.