USDA Rural Development is conducting a review of all areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as rural for housing programs. The last rural area reviews were performed in 2017-2018 using 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data. Rural area designations are reviewed every five years. This review will utilize the 2020 United States decennial census data.
USDA Rural Development supports rural prosperity in Tennessee by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help eligible rural Tennesseans 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.
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Tennessee Contact Information
Tennessee Rural Development State Office
441 Donelson Pike, Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-783-1300, 800-342-3149
Questions about Multifamily Housing Programs? Call 1-800-292-8293
Rural Development programs are delivered through area offices across Tennessee. For more information, please contact the specific program area or office servicing your location.