USDA Rural Development Holding Free Financial Training Program for Homebuyers on January in Binghamton by NASSdocs

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                                 United States Department of Agriculture • Rural Development
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                               441 S. Salina Street • 5 Floor • Suite 357 • Syracuse, NY 13202-2425
              Phone: (315) 477-6409 • Fax: (315) 477-6438 • TDD: (315) 477-6447 • Web: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     Media Contact: Tim Jones (315) 477-6436
                                                                                        timothy.jones@ny.usda.gov


         USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT HOLDING FREE FINANCIAL
  TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HOMEBUYERS ON JANUARY 19 IN BINGHAMTON

SYRACUSE, N.Y., January 4, 2007 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development will
hold a free financial training workshop for prospective low- and moderate-income homebuyers
from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 19, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 840
Upper Front Street in Binghamton.

Known as the Money Smart course, the workshop was developed in partnership with the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is being presented by Rural Development’s
Binghamton office. The course focuses on developing financial skills and covers four main
topics: money management, basic banking services, understanding credit, and home purchasing.
Information on Rural Development’s Single Family Housing direct and guaranteed loan
programs will also be provided.

Registration is required. To reserve a seat, call the Binghamton Area Rural Development office
at (607) 723-1384, extension 4.

USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing
economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital
entity, Rural Development provides equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth
in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure.
Further information on rural programs is available by contacting the Binghamton office or by
visiting Rural Development’s web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny.



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