The US Department of Treasury certified ORFH as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), based on our lending activity. Our products include:
Pre-Development Revolving Loan Fund (RLF): ORFH provides low-interest loans to our sponsors in the early stages of the development process. Loans typically cover expenses such as earnest money for land acquisition, environmental reviews and other costs associated with moving a development from conceptual stages to actual plans.
Preservation RLF: In 2011, ORFH successfully applied to USDA Rural Development for a $1 million RLF to help rehabilitate and preserve existing rural rental housing that was financed in part by RD’s multi-family housing programs (Section 514, 515 and 516). ORFH is working through the closing process with RD staff and we hope to have these funds operational and available later this year!
ADENTRO Loans for your future coming soon in January 2014
The Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH) created ADENTRO to equip low-income households with the tools necessary to become successful entrepreneurs.
ADENTRO specializes in serving diverse communities and offers products designed for farmworkers, aspiring farmers, value-added agricultural producers and Native American ranchers and farmers.
ADENTRO offers direct farm ownership training to help you transition into a successful farmowner by offering the necessary learning blocks and tools to succeed as a business owner. ADENTRO’s Finance and Business Management training program is offered through Heritage University in Toppenish, WA. This unique holistic approach allows the whole family to learn together on what makes a small farm operation profitable and sustainable.