Rural Gateway

The Rural Gateway is an information clearinghouse providing technical assistance, training workshops, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development.

One-on-One Technical Assistance

Ask your technical assistance questions: HUD's Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development at 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).

A bilingual operator is available from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), Monday to Friday, to answer your housing, infrastructure, and economic development questions.

Questions can also be submitted via email to rhed@hud.gov.


Peer Learning and Resource Sharing

Access funding alerts and learn more about innovative strategies.

Rural Gateway resources include:

  • Mailing lists that connect you to others engaged in rural community development across the country
  • Conference Calls highlight model programs and provide an opportunity to ask questions and interact with your peers
  • Federal Agency Rural Programs/Resources and Funding Opportunity links to numerous federal programs across agencies that provide grants and loans for rural communities
  • Case Studies illustrating common challenges and innovative strategies

News & Announcements

Register Today: 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit – September 17, 2021 – 12:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 14, 2021

CDBG-CV Rural Economic Development Quick Guide Now Available
Date Posted: August 27, 2021

Up To $500 Million in Emergency Rural Health Care Funds Now Available
Date Posted: August 17, 2021

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Rural Gateway Archive

  • Case Studies
  • Inactive HUD Rural Programs
  • Other Resources and Information