Changes to Eligible Area Maps for Rural Development

Tammi Schone
District of Columbia
Release Date
Oct 19, 2013

Changes to the map of eligible areas for Rural Development home loan programs based on 2010 Census data were scheduled to take effect October 1, 2013. However, passage of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, has postponed the implementation date to January 15, 2014.

To view the new maps go to and select "Future Eligible Areas" on the left menu.

NOTE: Complete applications received before January 15, 2014, will continue to use rural area definitions based on 2000 Census data.

For details, or questions about specific changes in your state, please contact your local USDA Rural Development Service Center.