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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AC96 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Rural Development Voucher Program 
Abstract: The Rural Development Voucher Program was created as a demonstration program by Congress to offer protection to eligible multifamily housing tenants in properties financed through Rural Development's Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program who may be subject to economic hardship through prepayment or foreclosure of the Rural Development mortgage. The Housing Act of 1949, as amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108-447) (hereinafter the Act) states: "To such extent or in such amounts as are approved in appropriation Acts, the Secretary shall carry out a rural housing voucher program to assist very low-income families and persons to reside in rental housing in rural areas." The Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a proposed rule August 14, 2013 [78 FR 49374], that would add new permanent regulations to implement this program. This rule, if finalized, will provide procedural guidance for the Rural Development Voucher Program. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 3560   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1490r    PL 108-447, sec 542   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Proposed Rule  08/14/2013  78 FR 49374   
Final Action  08/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joan Atkinson
Senior Finance and Loan Analyst
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0782,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:813 752-1474