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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AD24 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Update to 7 CFR 3555--U.S. Non-Citizens Eligibility for the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program 

This proposed rule would clarify program eligibility requirements in 7 CFR 3555 for USDA's Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP).  Applicants seeking to purchase a home through USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed (SF HG) program, must have acceptable citizenship or immigration status.  Specifically, under current regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. non-citizen national, or a qualified alien as required by section 401 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PROGRAM) (8 U.S.C. section 1611).  The intended outcome of the proposed changes is increased access to essential opportunities for stakeholders by clarifying program eligibility requirements for USDA’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, and align the Agency with other Federal housing partners. Additionally, the proposed changes are expected to allow more applicants availability to own a home and increase the rate of home ownership and promote community stability which creates the foundation for prosperity in Rural America.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 3555   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    42 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Proposed Rule  01/00/2024 
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:
Cathy Glover
Assistant Administrator, SFH
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0784,
Washington, DC 02050-0784
Phone:202 720-1460