Does anyone know if HSBC bank participates in USDA mortgages?I was about to join the First Home Club savings program with HSBC when I stumbled upon the USDA mortgages.. I see they do FHA, but wondering if they also do USDA and if I can use the funds/grant from the First Home Club towards a USDA loan?Also, when looking for a mortgage lender for a USDA loan, should I be looking for one in the area in which I plan to live, or where I currently live? I will be relocating from NYC to upstate NY.. But I haven't decided on which County. Either Orange, Ulster or Dutchess. It all depends on the property.. Also, I am assuming with the current Gov't shutdown, I can't start the application process for a USDA, correct?ThanksOctober 07 2013 - Sunset Park00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.