51 Cheney Rd., Suite 2, Woodstown, NJ 08098
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Subsidized Mortgages Available to Low and Very Low Income Families

To provide affordable housing to low and very low income.

Have sufficient income to pay house payments, insurance premiums, and taxes and necessary living expense.  Persons with inadequate repayment ability may obtain co-signers for the loan.  Be unable to obtain a loan from private lenders on terms and conditions that they can reasonably be expected to meet.

MAXIUMUM LOAN AMOUNT:Rural Development can lend up to 100% of the value of the property as appraised by this agency, not to exceed the maximum dollar limitation of Section 203(b) of the National Housing Act.

 Prevailing 6.125% with Terms at 33 years (subject to change without notice).

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE:Borrowers may be eligible for a non-cash credit, which may reduce their scheduled payment to a level equivalent to amortizing the loan to as low as 1%.  Any Payment Assistance received by a borrower will be subject to repayment by the borrower when the mortgage is released, when the loan is assumed by another person, when the property is sold, or when the borrower no longer occupies the dwelling.

Eligibility is determined by the use of 2 ratios.  For Low-Income applicants a PITI ratio (principle, interest, taxes and insurance divided by the gross monthly income) cannot exceed 33% and a TD ratio (total monthly debt divided by gross income) cannot exceed 41%.  For very low-income applicants the PITI ratio cannot exceed 29% and the TD ratio cannot exceed 41%.

1% Fixed Rate Home Repair Loans

PURPOSE: To provide a 1% repair loan to homeowners in designated rural areas with a household income below the very low-income limit for the area.


Family Size    Very Low   Low Income

1 Person         $21,050      $33,650

2 Person         $24,050      $38,450

3 Person        $27,020      $43,250

4 Person        $30,050      $48,100


Salem County Entire Area

Camden County Portions of Winslow, all of Chesilhurst, and Atco

Gloucester County Clayton, Mantua, Franklin Twp, Monroe Twp, Newfield, E. Greenwich Twp, Elk Twp, Greenwich Twp, Harrison Twp, Logan Twp, Paulsboro, S. Harrison Twp, Swedesboro, Woolwich Twp.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer.
Complaints of discrimination should be sent to:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9410.

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