Changes to Eligible Area Maps for Rural Development Housing Programs Postponed to October 1, 2014

Tammi Schone
District of Columbia
Release Date
Jan 23, 2014

Changes to the map of eligible areas for Rural Development home loan programs based on 2010 Census data scheduled to take effect January 15, 2014, have been postponed to October 1, 2014 by passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.

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

NOTE: Complete applications received before October 1, 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.