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On March 16, 2018, the proposed ineligible area maps for the Rural Development Multi-Family Housing programs were posted to the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site at https://lnkd.in/g9rvxXG Users will need to select the “Proposed Ineligible Areas” tab after choosing the appropriate program (e.g. Multi Family Housing Guaranteed) to view the new ineligible area maps. The “Proposed Ineligible Areas” maps show all ineligible, non-rural areas and not only the new non-rural areas. In some cases, previously ineligible areas will now become eligible rural areas.
The new ineligible areas will become effective on June 4, 2018. On June 4, 2018, all properties for new applications must be located in an eligible rural area based on the new maps. However, a property that is located in an area being changed from rural to non-rural may be approved if a complete NOSA response is submitted to the Agency by prior to June 4th, 2018 For more information please visit www.rd.usda.gov or contact firstname.lastname@example.org