Notice of Comments Received on Review of Eligible Area Maps for USDA Rural Housing Programs

(802) 828-6080

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 New Hampshire.

New Hampshire

1)      Concord, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

2)      Derry, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

3)      Dover, New Hampshire

             a.       No Comment Received

4)      Durham, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

5)      Hudson, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

6)      Keene, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

7)      Laconia, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

8)      Londonderry, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

9)      Manchester, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

10)  Merrimack, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

11)  Nashua, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

12)   Portsmouth, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

13)   Rochester, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

14)   Salem, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

15)  Somersworth City, New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

16)   Goffstown (partial), New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

17)   Hooksett (partial), New Hampshire

a.       No Comment Received

18)   Boston – Cambridge MA-NH MSA

a.       No Comment Received

19)   Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA

a.       No Comment Received

Based on the review of the areas within the state of New Hampshire, 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:

No changes to rural eligibility designation are being proposed. 

Areas that will now be considered as no longer being  rural or rural in character can be viewed at on the USDA Eligibility Website 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 Seth Leonard, Rural Development Housing Program Director at 802-828-6013.

 

Last Modified: 03/19/2018