USDA Rural Development in North Carolina is conducting a review of this area under its jurisdiction to identify if these areas should qualify as rural for housing programs. The last rural area reviews were performed in February 2018 utilizing the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data. Due to concerns about the accuracy of the previous report, we are conducting this subsequent review.

Based on the 2015 ACS data and rural area guidance located in Handbook HB-1-3550, Chapter 5, the rural eligibility designation is under review for the following areas:

North Carolina

1) Woodfin Area, Asheville, NC

The public shall have 90 days from the date of this public notice to submit comments regarding the potential loss of eligibility for Rural Development housing programs. Comments should be sent to or For details, or questions about specific changes, please contact the North Carolina Rural Development Housing Program staff at (919) 873-2051 or 828-765-0889.

North Carolina – April 24, 2020