NOTICE TO APPLICANT REGARDING PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION
The information requested on this form is authorized to be collected by the Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative Services (RBS),
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) or the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (''the agency'') by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1471 et
seq.) or by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.), or by other laws administered by RHS, RBS, RUS or FSA.
Disclosure of information requested is voluntary. However, failure to disclose certain items of information requested, including your Social Security
Number or Federal Identification Number, may result in a delay in the processing of an application or its rejection. Information provided may be used
outside of the agency for the following purposes:
1 . When a record on its face, or in conjunction with other records, indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or
regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or particular program statute, or by regulation, rule, or order issued pursuant thereto,
disclosure may be made to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, foreign, State, local, or tribal, or other public authority responsible for enforcing,
investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, or rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto,
if the information disclosed is relevant to any enforcement, regulatory, investigative, or prosecutive responsibility of the receiving entity.
2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed to a Member of Congress or to a Congressional staff member in response to an inquiry of
the Congressional office made at the written request of the constituent about whom the record is maintained.
3. Rural Development will provide information from this system to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and to other Federal agencies maintaining
debt servicing centers, in connection with overdue debts, in order to participate in the Treasury Offset Program as required by the Debt Collection
Improvement Act, Pub. L. 104-134, Section 31001.
4. Disclosure of the name, home address, and information concerning default on loan repayment when the default involves a security interest in
tribal allotted or trust land. Pursuant to the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.), liquidation may
be pursued only after offering to transfer the account to an eligible tribal member, the tribe, or the Indian Housing Authority serving the tribe(s).
5. Referral of names, home addresses, social security numbers, and financial information to a collection or servicing contractor, financial institu-
tion, or a local, State, or Federal agency, when Rural Development determines such referral is appropriate for servicing or collecting the borrower's
account or as provided for in contracts with servicing or collection agencies.
6. It shall be a routine use of the records in this system of records to disclose them in a proceeding before a court or adjudicative body, when: (a)
the agency or any component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity; or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her
individual capacity where the agency has agreed to represent the employee, or (d) the United States is a party to litigation or has an interest in such
litigation, and by careful review, the agency determines that the records are both relevant and necessary to the litigation, provided; however, that in
each case, the agency determines that disclosure of the records is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose
for which the agency collected the records.
7. Referral of names, home addresses, and financial information for selected borrowers to financial consultants, advisors, lending institutions,
packagers, agents and private or commercial credit sources, when Rural Development determines such referral is appropriate to encourage the
borrower to refinance the Rural Development indebtedness as required by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1471), or to
assist the borrower in the sale of the property .
8. Referral of legally enforceable debts to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to be offset against any tax refund that
may become due the debtor for the tax year in which the referral is made, in accordance with the IRS regulations at 26 C.F.R. 301.6402-6T, Offset of
Past Due Legally Enforceable Debt Against Overpayment, and under the authority contained in 31 U.S.C. 3720A.
9. Referral of information regarding indebtedness to the Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense, and the United States Postal
Service for the purpose of conducting computer matching programs to identify and locate individuals receiving Federal salary or benefit payments
and who are delinquent in their repayment of debts owed to the U.S. Government under certain programs administered by Rural Development in
order to collect debts under the provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982 (5 U.S.C. 5514) by voluntary repayment, administrative or salary
offset procedures, or by collection agencies.
10. Referral of names, home addresses, and financial information to lending institutions when Rural Development determines the
individual may be financially capable of qualifying for credit with or without a guarantee.
11. Disclosure of names, home addresses, social security numbers, and financial information to lending institutions that have a lien against the same
property as Rural Development for the purpose of the collection of the debt. These loans can be under the direct and guaranteed loan programs.
12. Referral to private attorneys under contract with either Rural Development or with the Department of Justice for the purpose of foreclosure and
possession actions and collection of past due accounts in connection with Rural Development.
13. It shall be a routine use of the records in this system of records to disclose them to the Department of Justice when: (a) The agency or any
component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to represent the
employee; or (c) the United States Government, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and by careful review, the agency deter-
mines that the records are both relevant and necessary to the litigation and the use of such records by the Department of Justice is therefore deemed
by the agency to be for a purpose that is compatible with the purpose for which the agency collected the records.