USDA Rural Development has received and reviewed comments on areas being reviewed for continued eligibility under the USDA Rural Housing programs.  During the review, all comments were considered. 

Below is a summary of the comments received for the rural area review in the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky

  1. No comments were received during the initial period.

Based on the review of the areas within the state of Kentucky, using the 2015 American Community Survey data, comments received, and rural area guidance located in Handbook HB-1-3550, Chapter 5, the rural eligibility designation is proposed to change for the following areas:

  1. Fort Thomas, KY – This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

  2. Frankfort, KY - This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

  3. Winchester, KY - This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

  4. Richmond, KY - This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

  5. Radcliff, KY - This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

  6. Fort Campbell, KY - This area is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed since the last review.

  7. Hopkinsville, KY - This city is already ineligible, but additional areas have been annexed by the city since the last review.

Areas that will now be considered as no longer being  rural or rural in character can be viewed at https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do by clicking on either "Single Family Housing Guaranteed", "Single Family Housing Direct" or Multi-Family Housing" and then selecting "Proposed Ineligible Areas" tab. 

The proposed changes will become effective on June 4, 2018.  For details, or questions about specific changes, please contact the Kentucky Rural Development Housing Program Staff at 859-224-7322.

Lexington, Kentucky March 19, 2018