Rural Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing sent out the following Email Notice:

On February 2, 2021, Rural Development published a Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (FLH) Loans and Section 516 Off-FLH Grants for New Construction for Fiscal Year 2021. This program provides financing for the construction of new Off-FLH units for domestic farm laborers, retired domestic farm laborers, or disabled domestic farm laborers. The program objective is to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm laborers. This NOSA offers three rounds of pre-application submissions and selections. The Fiscal Year 2021 NOSA can be found at the following link:

The second round will open on September 1st, 2021.

Rural Housing Service will host an Off-Farm Labor Housing Workshop for New Construction on August 25th, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT to discuss the application process, the borrower’s responsibilities under the Off-FLH program, among other topics. Requests to attend the workshop will be accepted beginning on August 18th, 2021. Requests must be sent to the following email address: The email must contain the following information:

Subject line: “Off-FLH Workshop”
Body of email: Borrower Name, Project Name, Borrower Contact Information, Project State
Request language: “Please reply with information for attending next week’s Off-FLH Workshop.”