What Federal Housing Programs Are Available for Single Parents?


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Federal Housing programs available for single parents include Housing and Community Facilities Programs and Family Unification Programs. Under the Housing and Communities Facilities Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides grants to nonprofit agencies for developing affordable housing solutions for low-income families.

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An example of Housing and Community Facilities Programs is the USDA Rural Development Loan Program that enables single parents to purchase homes in rural areas with mortgages that require little or no down payment.

The Family Unification Program provides Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers to nonprofit social service agencies for distributing to low-income families with preference given to families in need of emergency housing. These vouchers enable single parents to obtain safe, affordable housing at no or little cost.

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