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NEWS RELEASE United States Department of Agriculture • Rural Development th 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 email@example.com 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. # Committed to the future of rural communities. “USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.” To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
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