USDA Rural Development is conducting a review of certain areas under is jurisdiction to identify area that no longer qualify as rural or non-rural for housing programs. The last rural area reviews were performed in June of 2016 using the 2010 census data. This review utilizes the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) data and the 2010 census data.
Based on the 2018 ACS data, the 2010 census information and guidance located in Handbook HB-1-3550, Chapter 5 and HB-1-3555, Chapter 12. The rural eligibility designation has been reviewed for the following area(s):
- Lynn Haven, Florida (Bay County)
The above area will considered eligible for Rural Development housing programs beginning November 1, 2020.
The public shall have 90 days from the date of this notice to submit comments regarding possible changes in eligible areas for Rural Development housing programs. Comments are encouraged and should be sent to the SFH Program Director, USDA Rural Development, 4500 NW 27th Ave, Ste D-2, Gainesville, FL 32606-7010. For questions or more information, stakeholders in the affected communities are advised to contact the Area Director at the local Rural Development Office who is responsible for servicing the community located at 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL.