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Development Programs

Technical Assistance

Housing Market Survey Grants – a cost-sharing incentive program for rural communities to develop a local housing strategy. 

Statewide Technical Assistance Team - helps rural communities define their housing needs, develop necessary projects and see those projects through to completion.

Financial Resources

Community Land Trust Pilot Program - provides a low-cost line of credit to local Community Land Trusts.

Construction Loan Guarantees - loan guarantees for lenders who finance affordable single-family housing construction in rural communities.

Exemption from Property Taxation - provides tax exemption to eligible rental properties.

Housing Incentive Fund - supports the development of affordable multi-family housing units.

Housing Trust Fund - provides grants to increase and preserve the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low income households.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit - provides incentives for the production and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing.

Rural Housing Development Loan Program - short-term financing for predevelopment soft costs, land acquisition, site development and construction financing.