USDA Pilot Program Available To Help Indiana Mortgage Borrowers Refinance

USDA Rural Development is launching a pilot program that can help Indiana homeowners with existing home loans with the agency refinance their mortgages to reduce their monthly payments.  The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Refinance Pilot Program will operate in Indiana and 18 other states.  These states are among the hardest hit by the downturn in the housing market.

Barn with fall foliageThis program can help as many as 15,000 homeowners in Indiana.  Homeowners who have Rural Development direct or guaranteed loans can now refinance their loans at a better rate.  They can save money on their mortgage payments at a time when they may need it most.

The pilot program makes it easier for eligible homeowners to refinance their loans. They do not have to provide a new credit reports, property inspections or home appraisals.

Some stipulations apply.  To be eligible under this pilot, borrowers must have made their mortgage payments on time for 12 consecutive months prior to their loan application. Interest rates must be at least one percent below the borrowers’ current interest rate for a new 30 year loan term.  Borrowers cannot get cash back from the transaction or include repair costs in the refinancing.

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The pilot program is USDA’s most recent effort to help rural homeowners. In the last several years, the agency has modified its policy for guaranteed loans to help homeowners who are delinquent on their mortgages.  It also has instituted a way to provide guaranteed lenders up to 12 months of mortgage payments on behalf of borrowers who have fallen behind on their payments due to job loss or other hardships.

After two years, the performance of the pilot program will be reviewed to evaluate whether to continue it, terminate it or make it permanent. In addition to Indiana, the other states involved in the pilot are Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Rural Development has more than 40 programs that foster growth and economic stability in rural areas by providing affordable financing and technical assistance.  Support is available for regional food systems, broadband and biofuel infrastructure, housing, business development and community needs.  More information on USDA Rural Development programs is available on the web at

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