June is officially National Homeownership Month. The US Department of Agriculture- Rural Development in Alaska will be celebrating in Juneau on Monday. However, June also brings some changes to the eligibility requirements for USDA housing programs.
The announcement released today stated that the changes make it possible for the City and Borough of Juneau to qualify for housing loans. Public Information officer for the USDA Rural Development Alaska Larry Yerich says there are certain loans that are now available to residents in rural areas of up to 35,000 in population.