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Rural Gateway

The Rural Gateway on the HUD Exchange 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

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. For training work dates, locations, and registration materials, and other rural-related events see the Calendar of Events.

Featured Tools and Resources

For the latest rural resources and news, visit the Rural Gateway on the HUD Exchange.

Rural Gateway Conference Calls - Provides best practices and an opportunity to ask questions and interact with your peers.

Rural Gateway Calendar of Events - Provides information and resources on Rural Gateway peer to peer conference calls, as well as symposia, conferences, and workshops around the country

List of Funding Opportunities - Provides funding opportunities relevant for rural communities

Resources by Topics - Provides funding summaries, website links, and case studies on a specific rural topic