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New York

USDA Rural Development supports rural prosperity in New York by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help eligible rural New Yorkers buy or rent affordable housing, and we can partner with you to build or improve essential community facilities such as hospitals, libraries, and schools. We boost rural economic development by funding technical assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them design robust business plans, find new markets, and promote their goods and services. We also help eligible businesses and manufacturers expand or improve, and we support energy programs that finance renewable systems for agriculture and industry. Because so many of our employees live and work in the very communities we serve, the USDA Rural Development mission is personal to us. It’s this commitment to our neighbors that sets us apart.

Scroll down to learn more about how we can help you and your community or visit our New York contact page.

On March 8, 2023, USDA Rural Development issued a 90-day public notice informing the public that USDA was conducting a periodic review of all areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as rural for housing programs.   The 90-day public notice listed communities under review for potential eligibility changes and provided the public with a link to submit comments or concerns regarding any potential loss of eligibility.


In accordance with 7 CFR 3550.56 and HB-1-3550, Section 5.3 (C)(1), USDA Rural Development has concluded the 90-day public notice and comment period and has reviewed areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as “Rural” for housing programs as well as areas that will now be considered as eligible rural areas.


During the 90-day public comment period, a total of (1) public comment was received in New York, which was supportive and provided supplemental data to assist in our review.  Thank you to those who submitted comments.  Public comments help the Agency better understand how communities are impacted from a potential change in eligibility and are considered throughout the determination process.  


For a complete review of comments received, or questions regarding rural area boundaries, please contact Single Family Housing Program Director, Jennifer Jackson at (315) 477-6417 or via email at jennifer.jackson@usda.gov


The updated rural area map can now be viewed on our eligibility website: https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do


Users will need to click on the program, for example “Single Family Housing Direct” or “Single Family Housing Guaranteed,” and then click on the “Accept” button on the disclaimer page, if presented, and then click on the “Proposed Eligibility Areas” tab.


Revised rural boundaries will become effective October 1, 2023.  For areas whose designation will change from rural to non-rural, a one-time notice will be published 30 days prior to implementation date confirming the updated boundaries.



Questions? Contact your local USDA Rural Development office!

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New York Contact Information

New York Rural Development State Office
441 South Salina Street, Suite 357
Syracuse, NY 13202

Questions about Multifamily Housing ProgramsCall 1-800-292-8293

The New York State Office, located in Syracuse, NY, administers USDA Rural Development programs through ten (10) Area Offices across the state. All offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.