The following was sent out by RD’s Office of Multifamily Housing:
On March 9, 2022, Rural Development published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for subsequent Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and subsequent Section 516 Off-FLH grants to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for fiscal year 2022. The program objective is to better administer repair funds in a fair, equitable, and transparent manner. Funds will be used to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-FLH properties currently financed by the Rural Housing Service (RHS) that serve domestic farm laborers, retired domestic farm laborers, or disabled domestic farm laborers. The Fiscal Year 2022 NOFA can be found at the following link: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-09/pdf/2022-04718.pdf.
On March 25, 2022, a correction to the Federal Register was published with an update to the preapplication and application deadlines. The correction can be found at the following link: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-25/pdf/2022-06300.pdf.
The deadline for preapplications is May 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Final applications must be submitted by Sept. 12, 2022, 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
The workshop to discuss the application process, the borrower’s responsibilities under the Off-FLH program, and other relevant topics for this program will remain on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.
Participants should pre-register for the session. A meeting confirmation notice will be emailed to all registrants with valid email addresses.
Off-Farm Labor Housing Repair Loan and Grant Workshop
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Registration Link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MUXOzfuYTnKNfIysmsOvpA