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Brief: USDA offering home loan program

WORTHINGTON -- USDA Rural Development has about $2.4 billion available to help very low- and low-income individuals and families become homeowners in 2010.

Rural Development recently began the "All the Way to 20K" campaign to help promote the availability of these funds and assist 20,000 families in achieving home ownership in 2010. Individuals in Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock or Watonwan counties may call the Worthington USDA office at 372-7783, ext. 120, for more information, or visit

Rural Development has a record amount of funding available in 2010 thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The additional funds will only be available through Sept. 30.