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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: 1-877-RURAL-26. 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
  • Case Studies illustrating common challenges and innovative strategies

Local Training Workshops

Participate in regional workshop sessions. Trainers with experience in designing, developing rural housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects will provide workshop sessions across the country. The sessions will provide participants with the tools, techniques, and resources needed to successfully engage in rural community development.

Rural Gateway News & Announcements

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Funding Opportunity: A Discussion of Best Practices - February 9, 2016 - 2 PM
Date Posted: January 7, 2016

Rural Update: USDA Webinar - Rural Development Steps to Starting a Cooperative - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2 PM EST
Date Posted: January 19, 2016

HUD's SHOP Program Under New Management!
Date Posted: January 14, 2016

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: A Discussion of the Border Community Capital Initiative - November 17, 2015 - 2 PM EST
Date Posted: November 4, 2015

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: The State of Rural America: A Discussion of Best Practices - September 30, 2015 - 2 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 18, 2015

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: The State of Infrastructure in Rural America: A Discussion of Best Practices - September 3, 2015 - 2 PM EDT
Date Posted: August 21, 2015

Rural Promise Zone Initiative Stakeholder Webinar - August 12, 2015 - 1:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: August 11, 2015