In North Carolina, eligible rural areas for USDA housing programs will be adjusted in certain areas on February 2, 2015. New ineligible areas will include: Areas adjacent to the current ineligible area of Jacksonville, NC; Greenville, NC; Rocky Mount, NC; Goldsboro, NC; Raleigh, NC; Greensboro, NC; and Charlotte, NC.
On December 16, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015(Act), which provides fiscal year 2015 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2015, for all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security. With the signing of this Act, Rural Development will implement the eligibility maps in accordance with the Agricultural Act of 2014, Pub. L.113-79 (“Farm Bill”) on February 2, 2015.
USDA Rural Development maintains details maps on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site to indicate the boundaries of eligible areas and to determine whether specific properties meet the rural area requirement for USDA Rural Housing Program support.
To determine whether a specific property will be located within the boundaries of an eligible area, see our easy to follow instructions here.
Applications for properties in areas to become ineligible onFebruary 2, 2015, will be evaluated for funding consideration only if all required application materials are complete and fully submitted to USDA prior to February 2, 2015.
The North Carolina ineligible area maps based on the above changes are published on the “Future Eligible Areas” maps posted on the Eligibility Website,
To learn more about USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Programs in North Carolina, or to contact a local office, please visit our USDA webpage